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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Solid overview of how to (and why you must) allow the genre of the biblical text to dictate the interpretation and delivery of the sermon. Even if you don't preach, the guides for the discussed forms ... Read full review

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I'd imagine this would be useful for many preachers (and expect I'll use some of the insights hear), but it may retread some ground for people with a background in literary studies. The chapter on ... Read full review


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Preaching on the Psalms

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Thomas G. Long is Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and one of the most popular preachers in the United States today. He is the author of many books, including "Accompany Them With Singing--The Christian Funeral" and "The Witness of Preaching".

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