Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life

Jana Childers Clayton J. Schmit William C. Turner Jr. Charles L. Bartow Marguerite Shuster Paul Scott Wilson Alyce M. McKenzie John M. Rottman


Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life

Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life

  • Title: Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life
  • Author: Jana Childers Clayton J. Schmit William C. Turner Jr. Charles L. Bartow Marguerite Shuster Paul Scott Wilson Alyce M. McKenzie John M. Rottman
  • ISBN: 9780801036132
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback



While there is no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject This volume takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching.The contributors, who teach in seminaries and divinity schools across the nation, bring a variety of theological and denominational perspectWhile there is no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject This volume takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching.The contributors, who teach in seminaries and divinity schools across the nation, bring a variety of theological and denominational perspectives to the subject They are united, however, in their concern for the importance of the performance of the sermon not in a shallow or theatrical sense but as an essential aspect of bringing God s word to life for the congregation To that end, these wide ranging studies examine theological, artistic, and musical aspects of a compelling performance.This volume inaugurates the Engaging Worship series from Fuller Theological Seminary s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts It offers an innovative approach and alternative perspectives to the subject of preaching that will engage and challenge clergy who are already in the pulpit as well as students in seminary classes The volume comes with a companion DVD that complements the text, which contains over three hours of material and covers practical subjects that range from warm up exercises to the mechanics of oral presentation.


Recent Comments "Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life"

This was a surprisingly outstanding book. The title is very off putting for a fuddy-duddy Lutheran like me, but I found myself drawn in to the essays, and with the premise that preaching is on the one hand God's work, but on the other hand is done by human means. It is that very humanity that we often give a pass on in the hopes of becoming more divine in our approach. The result is boring sermons that have no humanity in them at all.It will challenge you and draw you in, whether you like it or [...]

Booooo! We have to publish something to make money so let's publish a collection of articles. None of the articles are particularly good. It feels like the editors rummaged through mediocre articles to collect and publish as a book.


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