Preaching like the Prophets: An Evaluation of the Hebrew Prophets as Examples for the Practice of Pastoral Preaching

Full Title
Preaching like the Prophets: An Evaluation of the Hebrew Prophets as Examples for the Practice of Pastoral Preaching
Author
Robert A Carlson
Abstract
The author demonstrates that the Hebrew prophets are helpful examples for pastoral preaching. Part I evaluates exegetical evidence and Old Testament studies literature to show continuity between prophets and preachers. Both are essentially messengers of God, apply past redemption and future hope to contemporary issues, and minister by the power of the Holy Spirit. Part II compares recent rhetorical analysis of the prophets' oracles to current literature on the practice of homiletics. The prophets intentionally captured attention, used rhetorical devices to enhance persuasive effect, exemplified oral clarity, spoke relevantly, and used specific examples and object lessons.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Roger M Raymer
Robert Chisholm
Language
English
Date
2016
Number of Pages
217
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