Preaching From Memory to Hope
- the decline in the quality of narrative preaching and the need for its reinvigoration ;
- the tendency of preacher to ignore God's action and presence in our midst;
- the return of the church's old nemesis, gnosticism-albeit in a milder form-evidenced in today's new 'spirituality';
- the absence of eschatology in the pulpit.
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About "Preaching From Memory to Hope"
In this compelling and hard-hitting book, respected preacher and writer Tom Long identifies and responds to what he sees as the most substantive theological forces and challenges facing preaching today. The issues, he says, are fourfold:
Meet the Author
Dr. Thomas G. Long (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Dr. Long's research interests are homiletical theory and biblical hermeneutics and preaching. He also is doing research on the theology and practice of Christian funerals.
His publications include The Witness of Preaching, Second Edition (Westminster John Knox 2005); Testimony: Talking Ourselves into Being Christian (Jossey Bass 2004); Beyond the Worship Wars: Building Vital and Faithful Worship (Alban Institute 2001); Hebrews (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) (Westminster John Knox 1997) and Matthew (Westminster Bible Companion Series) (Westminster John Knox 1997).
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