Preaching: The Art and the Craft

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Paulist Press, 1987 - 250 pages
Practical advice for preachers everywhere. written out of long experience and deep learning. Homilists will welcome its advice about language, the role of the imagination, preaching and prophecy, the liturgical setting of the preached word, social justice.
 

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Contents

THE WORD MADE FLESH TODAY Does Language Make a Difference?
1
SIR WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE JESUS Preaching As Imagining
15
SHUDDER YOU COMPLACENT ONES Ancient Prophet and Modern Preacher
27
THE LORD OPENED THE MOUTH OF THE ASS The View from the Pew
40
LORD TEACH US HOW TO PREACH From Study to Proclamation
52
THUS SAYS THE LORD The Word Forms the Preacher
76
IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON What Shall I Preach About?
88
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME The Homily As Liturgy
106
OF THEIR RACE IS THE CHRIST How To Preach about the Jews
137
SO SARAH LAUGHED Humor in the Holy of Holies?
157
WHAT SHALL A MAN GIVE IN EXCHANGE? The Cost of Preaching
171
LORD TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? Masters Who Just Might Help
190
POSTLUDE
215
NOTES
218
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
241
Copyright

LET JUSTICE ROLL DOWN LIKE WATERS Preaching the Just Word
117

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Page 4 - But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? '^And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!

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