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Preaching That Pierces Our Dragons: An account of preaching informed by Sebastian Moore's 'The Crucified is no Stranger'

Creed, Helen M. (2011) Preaching That Pierces Our Dragons: An account of preaching informed by Sebastian Moore's 'The Crucified is no Stranger'. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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      Abstract

      This thesis investigates the way preaching participates in Christ's saving work and brings hearers of sermons to life. Arguing that the capacity of a sermon to bring us to life is directly related to its capacity to disturb, the thesis demonstrates the piercing quality of the preaching of John "Chrysostom" and two contemporary sermons. The Christology and soteriology of Sebastian Moore in 'The Crucified is no Stranger' are used to develop an account of authentic preaching as that which peirces the self-justifying and self-condemning thoughts that arise out of the human flight from God, understood by Moore as the religious quest. The thesis contends that when the piercing of such "dragons" occurs, we are exposed to what Moore decribes as "eschatological sorrow", a sorrow which may become the medium of our delivery to our true selves in Christ. A number of implications are noted for preachers, congregations, and theological education.

      Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
      Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
      Keywords (separated by commas): preaching, Sebastian Moore, 'The Crucified is no Stranger', John Chrysostom
      Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
      Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
      Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
      Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
      Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
      Depositing User: Cate Headey
      Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2011 09:00
      Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 08:06
      URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/865

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