POTENTIAL OF NARRATIVE PREACHING FOR THE VIETNAMESE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Full Title
POTENTIAL OF NARRATIVE PREACHING FOR THE VIETNAMESE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

FOR THE VIETNAMESE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Abstract
Narrative preaching is recognized as a common tendency among Vietnamese preachers because their hearers are often more gifted in storytelling. Vietnamese are quite familiar with tales, legends, fables, and biblical stories. Whereas, the significance of the use of imagery in liturgical preaching is supported by many Church documents, especially Pope Francis' preaching works. He encourages the use of images in the homily because “An attractive image makes the message seem familiar, close to home, practical and related to everyday life. A successful image can make people savor the message, awaken a desire, and move the will towards the Gospel” (EG. no. 157). Meanwhile, storytelling can play well in the role of providing imagery. Hence, Vietnamese preachers should shape a homily in such a way of a sacred story or narrative art form in which they use images, construct a plot, and tell it to the hearers in the context of Vietnam.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Language
English
Date
2021
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