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CONTENTS Preface Foreword Six Feet Above Contradiction? An Overview David Day 1 Trends in preaching 1.1 The distance we have traveled: changing trends in preaching Thomas G Long 1.2 Preaching as reimagination Walter Brueggemann 2 Preaching Scripture 2.1 The use of Scripture in contemporary preaching Thomas G Long 2.2 Preaching the epistles David Day 2.3 An imaginative 'Or' Walter Brueggemann 2.4 Preaching the Bible and preaching the gospel Edward Farley 2.5 Psychological type and biblical hermeneutics: SIFT method of preaching Leslie J Francis 3 Structure and communication 3.1 From exegesis to sermon Fred B Craddock 3.2 Pawn to king four: sermon introduction and communicational design Thomas G Long 3.3 Preaching and narrative Peter K Stevenson 3.4 Eleven ways of preaching a non-sermon Dwight E Stevenson 4 Personal qualities and the preacher 4.1 Emerging new standards in the evaluation of effective preaching Thomas H. Troeger 4.2 Preaching and silence John Killinger 4.3 Ethics in the pulpit Alvin C Rueter 4.4 The Lenten preacher David Day 4.5 Martin Luther King, Jr's preaching as a resource for preachers Richard Lischer 5 Story, parable and imagination 5.1 Preaching pictures Jolyon Mitchell 5.2 On preaching a parable: the problem of homiletic method David G Buttrick 5.3 Story and image in sermon illustration Richard L Eslinger 5.4 Imagining a sermon Richard Lischer 6 Preaching and worship 6.1 A sketchbook: preaching and worship David G Buttrick 6.2 African-American preaching: The future of a rich tradition Henry H Mitchell 6.3 Homily or eulogy? The dilemmas of funeral preaching John A Melloh 7 The woman as preacher 7.1 The woman as preacher Cheryl J Sanders 7.2 Gender and the aesthetic of preaching Virginia Purvis-Smith 7.3 Rescripting their lives and narratives: spiritual life stories of pentecostal women preachers Elaine J Lawless 8 Effectiveness and evaluation 8.1 Preaching that drives people from the church James R Nieman 8.2 The measurement of the effect of preaching and preaching plus small group dialogue in one Baptist Church Dennis L Price, W Robert Terry and B Conrad Johnston 8.3 The Word of God and the words of the preacher William O Avery and A Roger Gobbel Acknowledgements Index of subjects Index of names
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Preaching