Patterns of Preaching: A Sermon Sampler
This useful collection draws on both contemporary and classical sources to show preachers thirty-four different ways of conceiving sermons. Each sermon is annotated with comments about the purpose of the sermon and the congregation in which it was preached. Patterns...
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This useful collection draws on both contemporary and classical sources to show preachers thirty-four different ways of conceiving sermons. Each sermon is annotated with comments about the purpose of the sermon and the congregation in which it was preached. Patterns of Preaching can be used as a companion to Interpreting the Gospel or as a separate resource.
Thirty-four different ways of creating sermons with chapters introduced by and examples given from princes of the modern pulpit: Long, Mitchell, Craddock, Buttrick, Lowrie, Troeger, etc. "A good reference for anyone wanting to cultivate a more diverse homiletical repertoire,"
Ronald J. Allen (Ph.D. from Drew University) is Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis. In addition to over 100 articles and chapters in books Allen is the author of almost thirty books.From 2000-2004, he directed one of the first studies of people who listen to sermons to determine the qualities in preaching that encourage people to pay attention to the sermon and qualities that discourage them from doing so. This project, funded by the Lilly Endowment, is generating four books. Listening to Listeners: Homiletic Case Studies (jointly authored with Dale P. Andrews, L. Susan Bond, John S. McClure, Dan P. Moseley, and G. Lee. Ramsey, Jr.) (2004), Hearing the Sermon: Relationship, Content, Feeling, Believing in Preaching: What Laity Think about Sermons(coauthored with Mary Alice Mulligan, Diane Turner-Sharazz and Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm) and, with Mary Alice Mulligan, Make the Word Come Alive: Lessons from Laity. Other recent books are Wholly Scripture: Preaching Themes from the Bible, along with Preaching is Believing: The Sermon as Theological Reflection , as well as Preaching: An Essential Guide.