Author: Brownlee, Annette
Brand: Baker Academic
Number Of Pages: 208
Release Date: 15-05-2018
Details: Product Description
This book approaches preaching as a theological practice and a spiritual discipline in a way that is engaging, straightforward, and highly usable for busy preachers. Bringing to bear almost three decades of practical experience in the pulpit and the classroom, Annette Brownlee explores six questions to help preachers listen to Scripture, move from text to interpretation for weekly sermon preparation, and understand the theological significance of the sermon. Each chapter explains one of the Six Questions of Sermon Preparation, provides numerous examples and illustrations, and contains theological reflections. The final chapter includes sample sermons, which put the Six Question method into practice.
From the Back Cover
Preaching Jesus Christ Today helps busy preachers approach preaching as a theological practice and a spiritual discipline as they prepare sermons week after week. Annette Brownlee explores six questions to help preachers listen to Scripture, move from text to interpretation, and understand the theological significance of the sermon.
"Drawing on the work of Lindbeck and Frei, Brownlee not only provides a substantive account of what the Holy Spirit does in and through the sermon but also develops what I can only describe as exercises to help preachers get out of the way of the Spirit. I cannot imagine a better book for teaching seminarians not only the 'what' but also the 'how' of preaching. The book is invaluable for those who have been overdetermined by theories of preaching."
Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School
"In this well-researched volume, Annette Brownlee has produced a treasure for preachers. She asks six probing theological questions about how preachers relate to biblical texts and then provides solid advice on how to explore each of them. She has a profoundly theological vision of preaching and a firm grasp of the practicalities of crafting weekly sermons. This book will be extraordinarily effective in both broadening and deepening one's repertoire of sermons."
Thomas G. Long, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
"With her new book Annette Brownlee honors the theological turn of homiletics with a compelling vision: an evangelical, postliberal understanding of preaching as a
theological practice. Through six key theological questions, she invites preachers to dwell in the house of Scripture intratextually and thereby discern the gospel of Christ with greater depth and focus for the sake of God's people, the church."
David Schnasa Jacobsen, Boston University School of Theology
"The retrieval of figural exegesis has lacked a homiletics text until now. I pray a generation of seminarians will learn to preach from Annette Brownlee."
Jason Byassee, Vancouver School of Theology
About the Author
Annette Brownlee (DMin, Wycliffe College) is chaplain, professor of pastoral theology, and director of field education at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. She has served as an episcopal priest (ECUSA) in parishes in Ohio, Connecticut, and Colorado, and currently assists at St. Paul's L'Amoreaux in Scarborough, Ontario.
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