Kindling Desire For God Paperback

Preaching as Spiritual Direction

by Kay Lynn Northcutt

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Kindling Desire For God

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The discipline of preaching has undergone several evolutionary moments in the past century, focusing on its purpose as being variously persuasion, explanation, and, most recently, communication. Of particular and lingering influence has been Harry Emerson Fosdick's "preaching as counseling" model, which urged therapeutic, individualistic methods upon the pastor. In the search for a model of preaching that is apt for our postmodern moment, Kay Northcutt respectfully eschews these earlier models and suggests that the "what" of preaching should consist in spiritual formation or the practice of "spiritual direction" - pointing listeners to God. Taking an evocative, rather than "how-to," approach, Northcutt notes the gaps created by these earlier models and makes a case not only for framing preaching as an "attractive art" but also for understanding the preacher's authority as particularly religious in nature. By demonstrating the dynamics of her model of preaching as spiritual direction, the author provides readers with a new paradigm for developing their own homiletical discipline.

Kindling Desire For God by Kay Lynn Northcutt was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in January 2009 and is our 54939th best seller. The ISBN for Kindling Desire For God is 9780800662639.

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Details for Kindling Desire For God

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (January 2009)
Number of Pages160
Thickness10 mm
Height215 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1251238
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