Jesus Christ in the Preaching of Calvin and Schleiermacher (Colmubia Series In Reformed Theology)
This book helps recover an important aspect of Reformed theology developed by Calvin and Schleiermacher that is particularly useful for preaching in today's world. It demonstrates that the purpose of scripture in preaching is not so much to reconstruct the...
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This book helps recover an important aspect of Reformed theology developed by Calvin and Schleiermacher that is particularly useful for preaching in today's world. It demonstrates that the purpose of scripture in preaching is not so much to reconstruct the life of the historical Jesus as it is to proclaim the saving event of Jesus.
While the effects of historical criticism on theology in the modern period have been well documented, their implications for modern preaching have been largely ignored. Dawn DeVries examines the content of and reasoning behind the preaching on the Synoptic Gospels by John Calvin and Friedrich Schleiermacher in order to ascertain their responses to the historical Jesus. By doing so, DeVries demonstrates that the shifting of emphasis in modern preaching from the miraculous aspects of the Gospel narratives to the "internal" miracles of faith has historical, intellectual, and spiritual grounding in the work of these classical theologians.
The Columbia Series in Reformed Theology represents a joint commitment by Columbia Theological Seminary and Westminster John Knox Press to provide theological resources from the Reformed tradition for the church today. This series examines theological and ethical issues that confront church and society in our own particular time and place.
Dawn DeVriesis John Newton Thomas Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She was a delegate for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to the eighth assembly of the World Council of Churches. She is the editor of theNew Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology.