Rethinking Celebration Paperback
From Rhetoric to Praise in African American Preaching
by Cleophus J. LaRue;
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LaRue argues that while celebration is one of African American preaching's greatest gifts to the larger church, too many black preachers have become content with the form of celebration-volume, vocabulary, pitch, speed, rhythm, and the like-to the neglect of its essence-the proclamation of the mighty acts of God in the lives of their congregations and communities. This kind of preaching, LaRue contends, fails to address the ongoing problems of the African American community and is powerless to prevent the growing disaffection of black America with the black church. In words both prophetic and practical, LaRue suggests ways to improve black preaching that honor both the form and the power of the African American homiletical practice of celebration. Preachers will learn how to use celebration more selectively and as part of a fully formed preaching practice rather than as a means of distracting the congregation from pressing social and theological questions. The book includes six illustrative sermons from LaRue as well as Paschal Sampson Wilkinson Sr., Brian K. Blount, and Claudette Anderson Copeland.
Rethinking Celebration by Cleophus J. LaRue was published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. in August 2016. The ISBN for Rethinking Celebration is 9780664261498.
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|Page last updated||18th April 2017|
|Author / Artist||Cleophus J. LaRue|
|Publisher||Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (August 2016)|
|Number of Pages||112|