A demonstrated methodology for preaching narrative pericopes with integrity by moving exegesis through theology into application
James J Daley
Homiletical theory has traditionally focused on a two-world paradigm-from what the text meant back then to what it means today. This project proposes an additional step in the movement from text to praxis via the intermediary of the theological focus for all types of literature, but especially for narrative. To test the effectiveness of this methodology, a five-part preaching series from the book of Ruth was evaluated to determine the model's effectiveness. Although the model was generally effective in producing a true application, the model is still limited by the exegetical and theological inputs of the interpreter.