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In this complete version of his Homiletics, seminal theologian Karl Barth offers his thoughts on sermon writing, including his understanding of the way in which the preacher should interpret scripture. More than any other 20th-century thinker, Barth linked theology and preaching, proposing that thcology should be 'nothing other than sermon preparation'. To follow his advic...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published October 19th 1991 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published October 1st 1991)
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Andrea Iskandar
This is one great piece on homiletics. Although I disagree with Barth on some of his stances, in general this piece is enlightening, heart warming, as well as encouraging. I'd say that this book, first conceived almost a century ago half a globe away from Indonesia, is a must read for contemporary preachers.
I cannot go all the way with Barth and his doctrine of revelation, but this work on preaching advocates a biblical mode of preaching with an expectancy for Christ to work in the lives of people during the event. How can you not like that?
Joshua Blanchard
This book is very good. It is also very extreme, e.g. in its flat assertion that "basically a sermon should have no introduction." Barth made respectable all of my hatreds of sermons. I assume this was not his intent.
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Karl Barth (pronounced "bart") was a Swiss Reformed theologian whom critics hold to be among the most important Christian thinkers of the 20th century; Pope Pius XII described him as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas. Beginning with his experience as a pastor, he rejected his training in the predominant liberal theology typical of 19th-century Protestantism, especially German.

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