SPEAKING JESUS (Homiletic Theology and the Sermon on the Mount) by David Buttrick
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Once again, renowned homiletician David Buttrick has written a highly practical book that conveys and makes contagious his excitement for the theological task of preaching. In Speaking Jesus, he delineates the theological issues inherent in the Sermon on the Mount and presents a homiletical strategy for preaching its meaning and relevance. In Part One, Buttrick gives a general overview of the text and raises central theological issues imperative to its preaching, particularly the authenticity of Jesusí words and the sermonís relevance for today. In Part Two, he provides commentary on Jesusí Sermon on the Mount, provides suggestions for preaching, and includes some of his own sermons as examples.
David Buttrick is Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor Emeritus of Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Speaking the Parables: A Homiletic Guide (2000); A Captive Voice: The Liberation of Preaching (1994); and Preaching the New and the Now (1998) óall available from Westminster John Knox Press.
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