The Witness of Preaching

Front Cover
Westminster John Knox Press, 2005 - Religion - 267 pages
11 Reviews

This thorough and detailed revision ofThe Witness of Preachingis even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions. He continues to critically engage the best thinkers in the field of homiletics, bringing into the conversation both important new voices and the latest works of those who appeared in the first edition. In addition, he addresses some of the new forces at work, such as the use of video clips and PowerPoint presentations in sermons.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
5
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: The Witness of Preaching

User Review  - Joel - Goodreads

A thorough introduction to preaching, but if you have preaching experience (eg, 5+ years), much of this will be review. That's not all bad, but it's not "groundbreaking" or life changing. That being ... Read full review

Review: The Witness of Preaching

User Review  - Austin Walker - Goodreads

The first few chapters were great, and I had thought the rest of the book would follow suit. The majority was a well-written but not earth-shattering or new overview of different elements of a story ... Read full review

Contents

What Does It Mean to Preach?
11
The Biblical Witness in Preaching
52
Biblical Exegesis for Preaching
69
The Focus and Function of the Sermon
99
The Basic Form of the Sermon
117
Refining the Form
149
Beginnings Connections and Endings
172
Images and Experiences in Sermons
198
From Desk to Pulpit
225
Conversation along the Pilgrim Way
233
Notes
245
Index of Scripture References
261
Index of Names and Subjects
263
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2005)

Thomas G. Longis 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, includingThe Senses of Preaching(WJK),Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible, andWhispering the Lyrics: Sermons for Lent and Easter.

Bibliographic information