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Richard Lischer is the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching at Duke Divinity School. Before joining the Duke faculty, he served as pastor of Lutheran congregations in Illinois and Virginia. A graduate of Concordia Senior College and Concordia Seminary, he also holds an M.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of London. His many lectureships include the Sprunt Lectures at Union, Richmond, the Macleod Lectures at Princeton, and the Lyman Beecher Lectures in Preaching at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books on preaching, theology, and ministry, including A Theology of Preaching: The Dynamics of the Gospel and the prize-winning The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr.and the Word That Moved America. He is also co-editor of the Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching. The story of his first pastorate, Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery, was published by Doubleday/Broadway Books. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
This unique volume draws on the wisdom ofChristian thinkers and preachers from across theages to present a warm and informative collectionof biographical reflections on the art of preaching.Gathering the insights of figures as diverse asAugustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Oscar Romero, and Barbara Brown Taylor, thisvolume provides experienced advice on the natureof effectively preaching, direct from the pens ofthose who know it best. The volume is arranged inseven divisions, each covering a central componentof the preaching task. Author Richard Lischer, himself a distinguished preacher and teacher, givesa brief introduction to each selection.Aptly presenting a theological and historicalcross-section of the churchs homiletics, thisvolume will be invaluable to preachers, studentspreparing for ministry, and others seeking modelsof powerful Christian speech.
Richard Lischer is the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Before joining the Duke faculty, he served as pastor of Lutheran congregations in Illinois and Virginia. He is the author of numerous books on preaching, theology, and ministry, including "A Theology of Preaching: The Dynamics of the Gospel" and the prize-winning "The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word That Moved America".