Summary: Karl Barth is reported to have said that in the ministry of preaching, it is God who speaks. Anabaptist Christians have long believed God's voice is heard best when all those who are filled with the Spirit are part of a conversation: the preacher, the congregation, and the Bible itself. In these chapters, all commissioned for this book, a community of Anabaptist scholars reflect on the nature and character of each element in the homiletical conversation.
In 14 chapters (plus study guide) ranging across such topics as postmodernity, hermeneutics, grace, doctrine, multiculturalism, power and persuasion, narrative, collaboration, and much more, the writers ponder the unique perspective on preaching offered by Anabaptism. Authors include David B. Greiser Nancy R. Heisey, Dennis Hollinger, Lynn Jost, Michael A. King, Renée Sauder, Mary Schertz, Nathan D. Showalter, Rebecca Slough, David A. Stevens, Ervin R. Stutzman, Mark R. Wenger, Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm, and June Alliman Yoder. Authors include David B. Greiser, Nancy R. Heisey, Dennis Hollinger, Lynn Jost, Michael A. King, Renée Sauder, Mary Schertz, Nathan D. Showalter, Rebecca Slough, David A. Stevens, Ervin R. Stutzman, Mark R. Wenger, Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm, and June Alliman Yoder. Includes notes and index.
"Teachers of preaching will be grateful for this
volume that gives a scholarly, historical and analytical
overview to the Anabaptist preaching tradition.
Theological themes and emphases of the early Anabaptist
movement are still heard in Anabaptist preaching today;
all Protestant and Reformed traditions would be richer
for hearing them."
"Finally, an outstanding group of
Anabaptist scholars freely offer the homiletical gifts of
their tradition to everyone who has ears to
hear. Listen closely to these writers, and you will
discover how your own preaching can be transformed into a
deeply communal, grace-filled form of biblical,
theological, and prophetic witness."
should be a welcome addition to any evangelical
"Because I have been so kindly
treated by my Anabaptist sisters and brothers, and
because they have helped me see their treasures, perhaps
I am well-placed to invite other non-Anabaptists to enjoy
the same hospitality I have enjoyed . . .in the house of
the Radical Reformation, and to savor, with me, the
unique treasures found there. . . ."
"In a world that tends to
homogenize everything, Anabaptist preachers need voices
that call them to faithful Anabaptist preaching. Can
sermon delivery reflect our valuing of community? How can
preaching become more biblical? This book will raise many
important questions for preachers."
"These fourteen women and men
contribute substantially to a new generation of
Anabaptist and Mennonite preaching. While oriented in
Scripture and the historical Anabaptist tradition, they
boldly take on the challenge of current communication
theories and hermeneutics for a postmodern context."
"This stimulating work is a
yes, but book. It challenges us with
preaching as privilege and responsibility. Anabaptist
Preaching opens windows for us into the larger space
of ministry as spokespersons for the Master." More. . . .
Market: Preachers; homiletics faculty; college, seminary, or continuing education students; anyone interested in a guide to contemporary preaching as viewed from an Anabaptist perspective.
Shelving: PreachingAnabaptist-Mennonite; Rhetoric; Communication; Homiletics; BISAC: Religion. RTM: 690 Religion/Ethics
The Editors: David B. Greiser, Souderton, Pennsylvania is a pastor at Souderton Mennonite Church and Adjunct Professor of Preaching and Church History at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Biblical Theological Seminary. He has served in a many wider-church leadership, writing, and speaking roles. Michael A. King, Telford, Pennsylvania, is pastor of Spring Mount Mennonite Church, a publisher, and editor of DreamSeeker Magazine. King is author of three books, including Preaching about Life in a Threatening World (co-authored with Ron Sider, Westminster, 1987).
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