By O.C. Edwards
A background of Preaching brings jointly narrative historical past and first resources to supply the main complete consultant on hand to the tale of the church's ministry of proclamation.
Bringing jointly a powerful array of conventional and lesser-known figures, Edwards paints a close, compelling photograph of what it has intended to evangelise the gospel. Pastors, students, and scholars of homiletics will locate right here many possibilities to counterpoint their knowing and perform of preaching.
Ecumenical in scope, fair-minded in presentation, appreciative of the contributions that every one the branches of the church have made to the tale of what it capability to enhance, convey, and hear a sermon, A heritage of Preaching stands out as the definitive source for someone who needs to evangelise or to appreciate preaching's function in dwelling out the gospel.
Volume 2 comprises fundamental resource fabric on preaching drawn from the full scope of the church's twenty centuries. the writer has written an advent to every choice, putting it in its ancient context and pointing to its specific contribution. every one bankruptcy in quantity 2 is geared to its spouse bankruptcy in quantity 1's narrative history.
Volume 1, available individually as 9781501833779, comprises Edwards's magisterial retelling of the tale of Christian preaching's improvement from its Hellenistic and Jewish roots within the New testomony, in the course of the late-twentieth century's discontent with superseded varieties and emphasis on new modes of preaching reminiscent of narrative. alongside the best way the writer introduces us to the complexities and contributions of preachers, either with whom we're already familiar, and to whom we'll be brought the following for the 1st time. Origen, Chrysostom, Augustine, Bernard, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Edwards, Rauschenbusch, Barth; all in their exact contributions obtain cautious cognizance. but lesser-known figures and advancements additionally look, from the ninth-century reform of preaching championed via Hrabanus Maurus, to the reference books constructed within the 13th and fourteenth centuries by way of the mendicant orders to aid their participants' preaching, to Howell Harris and Daniel Rowlands, preachers of the eighteenth-century Welsh revival, to Helen Kenyon, talking as a layperson on the 1950 Yale Beecher lectures concerning the view of preaching from the pew.
"...'This paintings is predicted to be the normal textual content on preaching for the subsequent 30 years,' says Ann okay. Riggs, who staffs the NCC's religion and Order fee. writer Edwards, former professor of preaching at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, is co-moderator of the fee, which reviews church-uniting and church-dividing issues.
'A background of Preaching is ecumenical in scope and should be appropriate in all our church buildings; all of us perform this field,' says Riggs...." from EcuLink, quantity sixty five, wintry weather 2004-2005 released via the nationwide Council of Churches