Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible

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Fortress Press, 1989 - Religion - 144 pages
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Long argues that the literary form and dynamics of biblical texts can and should make a difference in the kinds of sermons created from those texts, not only because of what the texts say but because of how they say it. He presents a methodology for taking the literary characteristics of biblical texts into account in the text-to-sermon process and then applies that methodology in separate chapters on preaching on psalms, proverbs, narratives, parables, and epistles.

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A gem of a book! Must read for preachers today. Read full review

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I love how long delves into the different literary forms and how to preach from these forms. It will be very helpful in future sermonizing. Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Moving from Text to Sermon
23
Preaching on the Psalms
43
Copyright

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Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is one of the most popular preachers in the United States today. He is the author of several books, including "The Senses of Preaching" (WJK), "Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible", and "Whispering the Lyrics: Sermons for Lent and Easter".

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