The Preaching of Jesus Paperback
Gospel Proclamation, Then and Now
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The Preaching of Jesus
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Using the findings of historical Jesus studies, William Brosend asks, what is the rhetoric that characterized the preaching of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels, and how may today's preaching benefit from it? This book for preachers and students of preaching helps the reader see four distinct aspects of the rhetoric of Jesus: dialogical (preaching in response to challenges and questions); proclamatory (making bold and authoritative statements); occasionally self-referential (though less so than in the Fourth Gospel); and persistently figurative (illustrating his message through metaphor). Brosend spends one chapter on each of these methods, closing each chapter with a sermon that models that approach and his analysis of it. Sample sermons are by well-known preachers including Fred Craddock, Michael Curry, Tom Long, and Barbara Brown Taylor. Brosend concludes with the implications for modern preaching and a sermon of his own.
The Preaching of Jesus by William F. Brosend was published by Westminster John Knox in March 2010 and is our 36048th best seller. The ISBN for The Preaching of Jesus is 9780664232153.
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The Preaching of JesusAlexandra Irvine, via The Good Book Stall
William Brosend is a professor of homiletics and he has written this book primarily for the use of fellow preachers. He chooses as his subject-matter the rhetoric used by Jesus in his teaching and from this singles out four main elements for consideration. In the ensuing chapters he elaborates on these with much detail and often with a light-hearted touch. An interesting addition to the main body of the book is the inclusion of sermons by several renowned preachers, including himself. Each homily serves to illustrate one of the rhetorical devices previously described. Although a book of such scholarship may make some demand on the lay reader, it is certainly worth the effort because of what it reveals of the teaching of Jesus and the understanding it gives us of his life and times in their historical setting.
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Details for The Preaching of Jesus
|Author / Artist||William F. Brosend|
|Publisher||Westminster John Knox (March 2010)|
|Number of Pages||176|
|Page last updated||15th December 2015|