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Company of Preachers: An Anthology of Wisdom on Christian Preaching from Augustine to the Present (Richard Lischer) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2002) 9780802846099
Company of Preachers: An Anthology of Wisdom on Christian Preaching from Augustine to the Present (Richard Lischer) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2002) 9780802846099
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Title: The Company of Preachers: An Anthology of Wisdom on Christian Preaching from Augustine to the Present

Author: Lischer, Richard

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802846099

Volumes: 1; Pages: 496

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This unique volume draws on the wisdom of Christian thinkers and preachers from across the ages to present a warm and informative collection of insights on the art of preaching.Gathering the writing of figures as diverse as Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Gardner C. Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor, The Company of Preachers provides experienced advice on effective preaching, direct from the pens of those who have known it best. The book is arranged in seven divisions, each covering a central component of the preaching task. Editor Richard Lischer, himself a distinguished preacher and teacher, gives a brief introduction to each selection.Aptly presenting a theological and historical cross-section of the church's homiletics, this volume will be invaluable to preachers, students preparing for ministry, and others seeking models of powerful Christian speech.Table of ContentsPrefaceIntroduction: The Promise of RenewalEpigraph: "Listen, Lord--A Prayer"I. WHAT IS PREACHING?ALAN OF LILLE The Seventh RungFRIEDRICH SCHLEIERMACHER Religious DiscoursePHILLIPS BROOKS Truth and PersonalityC. H. DODD The Primitive PreachingDIETRICH BONHOEFFER The Proclaimed WordCARL MICHALSON Communicating the GospelBARBARA BROWN TAYLOR PreachingII. THE PREACHERJOHN CHRYSOSTOM The Temptations of GreatnessGEORGE HERBERT The Parson PreachingRICHARD BAXTER On the Making of the PreacherJARENA LEE My Call to Preach the GospelHORACE BUSHNELL Pulpit TalentPHOEBE PALMER The Great Army of Preaching WomenP. T. FORSYTH The Authority of the PreacherGARDNER C. TAYLOR Portrait of a ProphetIII. PROCLAIMING THE WORDMARTIN LUTHER Proclamation versus MoralismJONATHAN EDWARDS Preaching the TerrorsJOHN WESLEY Mixing Law and GospelCHARLES GRANDISON FINNEY Preaching for ConversionH. H. FARMER The I-Thou EncounterHENRY H. MITCHELL Preaching as CelebrationWALTER BRUEGGEMANN Prophetic EnergizingIV. BIBLICAL INTERPRETATIONAUGUSTINE Literal and Figurative InterpretationJOHN CASSIAN The Fourfold ReadingMARTIN LUTHER The Letter and the SpiritRUDOLF BULTMANN Is Exegesis without Presuppositions Possible?GERHARD EBELING Word of God and HermeneuticsPAUL RICOEUR The Hermeneutic QuestionJAMES A. SANDERS Contextual HermeneuticsNICHOLAS LASH Performing the ScripturesKATHARINE DOOB SAKENFELD Feminist Uses of Biblical MaterialsJUSTO GONZALEZ AND CATHERINE G. GONZALEZ The Neglected InterpretersRICHARD B. HAYS A Hermeneutic of TrustV. RHETORICAUGUSTINE The Uses of RhetoricROBERT OF BASEVORN OrnamentationWILLIAM PERKINS The Art of ProphesyingFRANOIS FNELON Natural CommunicationJOHN BROADUS Rhetoric and HomileticsCHARLES HADDON SPURGEON Illustrations in PreachingAMOS N. WILDER The New UtteranceJOSEPH SITTLER Imagining a SermonDAVID BUTTRICK Designing MovesVI. THE HEARERGREGORY THE GREAT A Catalogue of HearersJOHN CALVIN The Internal Testimony of the SpiritPHILIP JACOB SPENER Listening with the HeartJONATHAN EDWARDS The Inner Turmoil of the AwakenedJOHN HENRY NEWMAN University PreachingPHILLIPS BROOKS The CongregationHARRY EMERSON FOSDICK Preaching as Personal CounselingFRED B. CRADDOCK By Way of the HearerVII. PREACHING AND THE CHURCHP. T. FORSYTH The One Great PreacherFRANK BARTLEMAN Power in a Pentecostal CongregationKARL BARTH Preaching, Revelation, and the ChurchOSCAR ROMERO A Pastor's Last HomilyGEOFFREY WAINWRIGHT Preaching and EucharistWILLIAM H. WILLIMON Baptismal SpeechCHARLES L. CAMPBELL Building Up the ChurchAcknowledgmentsIndexReviews"As constant and recurring as preaching is in the church, it is a practice that is endlessly inscrutable in its performance. In our time of peculiar bewilderment, the sermon is especially odd in its performance and in its possible impact. Richard Lischer's "reader" on preaching is a reminder that we do not need to reinvent the wheel. Others before us and alongside us have thought well about the mystery of preaching. This valuable collection will benefit both beginners and veterans who may be at a point of rethinking. The representative voices in these pages invite such rethinking and make clear that preaching at its most faithful is not the property of any sect or perspective but stretches us all beyond our inclinations to the True Subject of such proclamation."--Walter Brueggemann"A marvelous collection of essays. Richard Lischer has assembled a roomful of sparkling intellects for a cracking good conversation about preaching. He gathers thinkers from across the ages and around the world and invites them to share their wisdom on every major preaching theme. The result is a dialogue that bristles with energy, refreshes our memories, stretches our minds, and whets our appetites for more."--Thomas G. Long"A superbly selected and edited collection--a marvelously rich resource for purposes of perspective as well as for insights into the homiletic artistry so greatly needed for preaching in the shifting cultural context of today."--Henry H. Mitchell"Richard Lischer is one of the most valuable people working in the church today. He has poured all of his knowledge and experience into this compendium of homiletical treasures. For those of us who still believe that the Word preached is the power of God, this volume will be a cherished companion in our libraries for many years to come. I can't imagine any preacher not wanting this rich resource."--Fleming Rutledge"With this volume Richard Lischer may claim clear title to being the most discerning and definitive chronicler and eulogist of the history of preaching in nearly a century. One would have to go back to 1905 and Edwin Charles Dargan to find a work that approaches the quality of The Company of Preachers, and Dargan's account admits that it concludes on 'the threshold of the modern world.'"--Gardner C. Taylor"A treasure house of homiletic wisdom! This superb collection can guide, inform and stimulate all who practice and value the Christian tradition of preaching, and who are concerned for its renewal today."--The Expository Times
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