Preaching for suicide awareness: a pedagogical experiment in teaching preachers to engage the topic of suicide from the pulpit

Full Title
Preaching for suicide awareness: a pedagogical experiment in teaching preachers to engage the topic of suicide from the pulpit
Author
Heidi C Johnson
Abstract
The researcher's work on suicide arose from a concern to take seriously the strength and effective nature of the Sunday homily in light of the growing crisis of the suicide epidemic. The thesis is that the sermon is the appropriate place to address the topic of suicide and an avenue suited for addressing suicide is in a homiletics course. The researcher demonstrated how lectures on suicide awareness and prevention in a homiletics course can be an effective method of preparing young preachers for the preaching ministry. The results were positive in creating confident preachers to preach taboo subjects such as suicide.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Hsin-Hsin Huang
Language
English
Date
2018
Number of Pages
222