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The Practice of Homiletical Theology in a Confessional Mode: A Personal Progress Report on the Homiletical Theology Project
Author Jacobsen, David Schnasa
Date 2017
Format Journal Article
Description 10 pages
Genre Article
Language English
Subject Preaching
Notes Copyright © 2017 David Schnasa Jacobsen. Presented here with permission of David Schnasa Jacobsen and the Academy of Homiletics.
Abstract Preachers rightly fret about getting from text to sermon, but Jesus’ commission to us is to go preach the gospel. While homiletical theology generally is focused on seeing preaching as a theological task focused on the gospel, confessional homiletical theology, as a particular type, considers preaching to be a theological enterprise centered on the gospel and brought into critical dialogue with texts, contexts, and situations. Consistent with Andre Resner, who argues preachers start this dialogue from a “working gospel,” this paper explores how this confessional, working gospel as theological habitus then dialogues critically with texts, contexts and situations reflectively and critically so the gospel might be heard for the life of the church and for the sake of the world that God so loves.
Collection Academy of Homiletics
Contributor Academy of Homiletics
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