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The Homiletical Plot (Expanded Edition 2000)

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In this volume, the author argues that the best sermons are those that take on the tension and movement of a story - not just any story but the story of God's dramatic encounter with humanity. Whether working through narrative...


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In this volume, the author argues that the best sermons are those that take on the tension and movement of a story - not just any story but the story of God's dramatic encounter with humanity. Whether working through narrative or non-narrative texts, the task of the preacher is not to organize or outline but to lead the congregation through five sequential stages of the homiletical plot* upsetting the equilibrium, analyzing the discrepancy, disclosing the clue to resolution, experiencing the gospel, and anticipating the consequences. Through moving the plot from a point of tension to a point of resolution, the listener is thus held captive to the revelation of God.
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"Now in a reissue with a new foreword by Fred B. Craddock and an afterword by the author, Eugene L. Lowry, The Homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition follows in the same solid tradition of its predecessor. Upon its release, The Homiletical Plot quickly became a pivotal work on the art of preaching. Instead of comments on a biblical passage, Lowry suggested that the sermon follow a narrative form that moves from beginning to end, as with the plot of a story. This expanded edition continues to be an excellent teaching resource and learning tool for all preachers from introductory students to seasoned clergy."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Eugene L. Lowry is William K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching Emeritus, Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City.
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Lowry argues that preachers should regard the sermon as a narrative art form, a sacred story of God's dramatic encounter with humanity. He outlines five steps for preaching narrative sermons, even when dealing with non-narrative biblical texts. Because the plot of each sermon moves from a point of tension to a point of resolution, people willingly become involved in the sermon.
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Eugene Lowry

Eugene L. Lowry is William K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.

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