Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Conversations with Barth on Preaching” as Want to Read:
Conversations with Barth on Preaching
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Conversations with Barth on Preaching

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
One of today s greatest preacher-theologians engages one of the twentieth century's greatest teacher-theologians on the meaning of preaching.
Readers of William H. Willimon s many books have long found there the influence of Karl Barth, probably the most significant theologian of the twentieth century. In this new book Willimon explores that relationship explicitly by enga
Paperback, 324 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Abingdon Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Conversations with Barth on Preaching, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Conversations with Barth on Preaching

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 45)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I was destined to enjoy this book. Lets see: it was written by Will Willimon, a pastor, preacher, teacher, and person I admire and respect. His writings never fail to both challenge and encourage me in theory and praxis as both a church leader and a theologian who wishes to think worthily of God's revelation in Christ; and to do this for the benefit of the Church to the glory of God.

Second, it is about preaching and proclamation. As someone who steps into the pulpit from time to time, I know wha
Instead of being some banal use of Barth for homiletical theory (Barth, thankfully, disavows subjectivity in his view of homiletics and therefore undercuts much of its present banality), this book is more or less an interesting survey of primary and secondary literature on Barth's theology as it has to do with the task of proclamation.

Willimon, though, offers the most bizarre critiques of Barth as not being sufficiently Barthian (basically, something like: 'where Barth goes wrong it is because
Very dense reading...laborious at times, but a good understanding of Barth's views on preaching. This seems to contrast with Willimon's work in preaching, as Barth thought that we were powerless -- preaching only works when God decides to show up. We can do nothing to enhance it.
Demetrius Rogers
Much to digest here. I will be back again.
Jenifer Holland
Jenifer Holland marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Cathy Kolwey
Cathy Kolwey marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Jack added it
Nov 25, 2014
Greg Methvin
Greg Methvin marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2014
David added it
May 17, 2014
Cody marked it as to-read
May 14, 2014
Paul Burkhart
Paul Burkhart marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2014
Nick added it
Aug 24, 2013
Andy Kelly
Andy Kelly marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2013
Allen marked it as to-read
May 09, 2013
Ryan Hoekstra
Ryan Hoekstra marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2013
Drew added it
Dec 27, 2012
Wayne marked it as to-read
Sep 28, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
William Henry Willimon is a bishop in the United Methodist Church who currently serves in North Alabama. One of America's best known preachers, he formerly served as Dean of the Chapel at Duke University and taught at Duke Divinity School.
More about William H. Willimon...
Pastor Lord, Teach Us Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized Calling & Character: Virtues Of The Ordained Life Who Will Be Saved?

Share This Book