Performance in Preaching

While there is no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject. This book takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching.

By:
Clayton Schmit    
Publisher:
Baker Publishing, 2008

While there is no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject. This volume takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching.

The contributors, who teach in seminaries and divinity schools across the nation, bring a variety of theological and denominational perspectives to the subject. They are united, however, in their concern for the importance of the performance of the sermon—not in a shallow or theatrical sense but as an essential aspect of bringing God's word to life for the congregation. To that end, these wide-ranging studies examine theological, artistic, and musical aspects of a compelling performance.

This volume inaugurates the Engaging Worship series from Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. It offers an innovative approach and alternative perspectives to the subject of preaching that will engage and challenge clergy who are already in the pulpit as well as students in seminary classes. The volume comes with a companion DVD that complements the text, which contains over three hours of material and covers practical subjects that range from warm-up exercises to the mechanics of oral presentation.

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