Silence in Support of Speaking How Reflective Practices Can Lead to Transformative Preaching

Full Title
Silence in Support of Speaking How Reflective Practices Can Lead to Transformative Preaching
Author
Elizabeth B Frey
Abstract
Reflective practices grounded in silence are essential strategies for engaging difficult scripture texts. This thesis offers resources for preparation and ongoing formation in the preaching life. The author reviews the literature on difficult scripture texts and proposes interpretive methods for depth analysis. She explores how reflective practices support interpretation by bringing together theological reflection with the adult pedagogical theory known as Transformative Learning to focus on the preacher's frame of reference. She proposes a model of reflection in sermon preparation and investigates its effectiveness in a collaborative study. Finally, she offers four markers to assess reflective practices in preaching.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Mary Margaret Pazdan
Language
English
Date
2016
Number of Pages
144