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Abingdon Press, 2010 - Religion - 224 pages
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"Through this book, Craddock has, for a quarter century, been teaching countless students to preach lively, substantive, and faithful sermons. Preaching will... take its place, alongside the texts of Augustine, Fenelon, Broadus, Luccock, and others, as benchmark examples of the best wisdom in the treasury of homiletics."---Thomas G. Long, from the Foreword

This groundbreaking volume has guided generations of students and pastors through the daunting challenge of learning to preach. Fred Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into a practical, comprehensive, and contemporary text on how to prepare and deliver the sermon.

Painstakingly prepared for seminary students and clergy, Preaching answers the fundamental question, How does one speak a word from God? This format provides an intelligible guide to sermon preparation and allows for concentrated study of all the particular dimensions of the homiletical process.

"Fred Craddock's is a book filled with practical wisdom. It is free of the older homiletical prescriptions that too often confined the preacher's creativity. In place of rules, Craddock invites his readers to participate with him in the whole cycle of the preparation and delivery of sermons, and to do so in such a way that readers supplement the author's ideas with their own experiences and insights. Best of all, the book is free of jargon and the technical language of homiletics and theology. Preaching is a liberating book."---Richard Lischer, Duke University Divinity School

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User Review  - rsairs - LibraryThing

I think it is a very good book that brings together several voices: that of experience, practical wisdom, and a keen appreciation of the philosophical/theological questions involved. Read full review

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One of the best volumes on the subject available. This book set the standard for others. Read full review


Foreword to the 25th Anniversary Edition Thomas G Long
two The Sermon in Context
three A Theology ofPreaching Proceeding from Silence Heard inaWhisper

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Fred B. Craddock is Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. America's most respected and distinguished teacher of preaching, he is the author of numerous books, including As One Without Authority and Overhearing the Gospel

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