The impact of contemporary narrative homiletics on interpreting and preaching the Bible

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Title: The impact of contemporary narrative homiletics on interpreting and preaching the Bible
Author: Williams, Randal Alan
Advisor: Vogel, Robert A.
Abstract: This dissertation examines the impact of contemporary narrative homiletics on interpretation and preaching. Chapter 1 provides the groundwork for the study by laying out the thesis and methodology to be followed.

Chapter 2 defines hermeneutics and homiletics from a traditional, historical perspective. The goal of this chapter is not an in-depth study of these fields but the basic presuppositions underlying each as they have historically worked together.

Chapter 3 builds on the historical relationship between hermeneutics and homiletics in traditional methods of preaching.

Chapter 4 examines the shift in homiletical methods which became known as the New Homiletic. Specifically, this chapter examines the foundational work of Fred B. Craddock in setting forth a predominant model for preaching in mainline preaching today.

Chapter 5 defines narrative homiletics according to three current narrative homiletical streams.

Chapter 6 offers a conclusion for the study, stating the impact of narrative homiletics on interpretation, preaching, and the church. Finally, suggestions for the future use of narrative elements in traditional homiletics are offered.

Description: This item is only available to students and faculty of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you are not associated with SBTS, this dissertation may be purchased from http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb or downloaded through ProQuest's Dissertation and Theses database if your institution subscribes to that service.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10392/417
Date: 2006-04-27

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