Dialogical Preaching Paperback

Bakhtin, Otherness and Homiletics

by Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen;

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Dialogical Preaching

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Preaching as a Carnivalesque Dialogue - between the 'Wholly Other' and 'Other-Wise' Listeners explores the genre of preaching in light of theories of dialogicity and carnivalization developed by Mikhail Bakhtin. The Bakhtinian approach to preaching evokes ways in which historical acts and embodied experiences are transcribed in literary genres. The theories of carnivalization manifest the dynamic, other-oriented, interaction between reflexive texts and embodied acts. Experiences of otherness and difference play a central role in human communication as well as in theological descriptions of the relationship between God and humans. One of the central aims of this book is to explore ways in which 'others', different from the designated preacher, influence contemporary preaching practices and in that sense can be seen as co-authors. As material for this investigation the book provides analyses of four theologians who have contributed significantly to contemporary homiletical developments, namely those of the American homileticians Charles Campbell, John S. McClure, and James H. Harris and the Danish Systematic Theologian, Svend Bjerg. The homiletical analyses lead to the thesis, that the dialogical encounter between author, and addressees, analyzer and analyzed, is one of the conditions of interpretation and communication rather than a disturbance. The communication theoretical and practical theological analyses are discussed in light of Kierkegaards, Barths and Jungel's emphasis on the 'qualitative difference' between God and humans. These concluding reflections suggest ways in which inter-human otherness can function as a dynamically conjoining rather than mutually exclusive difference between God as the 'Wholly Other' and 'other-wise' humans.

Dialogical Preaching by Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen was published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG in November 2013. The ISBN for Dialogical Preaching is 9783525624241.

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Details for Dialogical Preaching

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG (November 2013)
Number of Pages200
Product Code4304965
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