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Catching the Wave: Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric

MacBride, Tim (2016) Catching the Wave: Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric. Inter-Varsity Press, Nottingham. 192pp. ISBN 9781783594368

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Abstract

How can preachers make sermons not only say but also do? In the case of New Testament epistles, this question can be answered by using the tools of rhetorical criticism - that is, understanding how the epistles function as written-down speeches that follow the rules of the ancient rhetorical handbooks. Tim MacBride shows beginning and seasoned preachers alike how to harness the rhetorical power inherent in the New Testament text, so that they might 'catch the wave' rather than swim against the current. MacBride explains the concepts and introduces rhetorical jargon in a less formal and more practical way, making the subject more accessible for non-specialists. He includes extensive examples, summary tables and sample full-text sermons, as well as short exercises at the end of each chapter to enable readers to practise these new skills. This lively volume will be of value and interest not only to preachers but also to all who wish to read and apply the New Testament today.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): New Testament, Rhetoric
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 14:37
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 14:37
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2284

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