Contemporary African American Preaching by L. Susan BondContemporary African American Preaching by L. Susan Bond

Contemporary African American Preaching

byL. Susan Bond

Paperback | April 30, 2003

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L. Susan Bond reveals the full range and diversity of African American preaching in this exploration of African American homiletical theories. Surveying some of the most respected homiletical theorists -- including Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Gardner Taylor, James Earl Massey, James A. Forbes, Jr., Henry H. Mitchell, Ella Pearson Mitchell, Leontine T. C. Kelly, Katie Geneva Cannon, and Teresa L. Fry Brown -- Bond summarizes their work in detail, fully and skillfully articulating the contributions of each and giving attention to historical and social contexts, as well as theological importance.

Portraying the many approaches that are empowering preaching in African American churches today, Bond shows how different theological perspectives produce different methods of sermon preparation and delivery, different strategies for selecting illustrative material, and even different ways of beginning and ending sermons. Her goal is not to lift up the "right way" to preach in the African American tradition, but to show the richness and nuance contained within this powerful cultural expression.

An extensive bibliography is especially valuable for seminary classes and for pastors as a reading list of African American homileticians and homiletic theories.

Title:Contemporary African American PreachingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.04 × 6.1 × 0.45 inPublished:April 30, 2003Publisher:Chalice PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0827204892

ISBN - 13:9780827204898

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"In the writing of this groundbreaking text, L. Susan Bond has done what no homiletics scholar in North America has previously attempted. She has written a concise survey of the homiletical contributions of five 'gentleman' Afrikan American preacher-homileticians of the previous generation: Proctor, Taylor, Massey, Forbes, and Mitchell. In addition, her book surveys the growing contributions of Afrikan American women and womanists to homiletical theory and suggests that not only are these bringing new insights to theory and method among Afrikan American homiletics scholars, but among all in the guild. In this regard, she challenges all teachers of homiletics to look to the contributions of womanists in the other theological disciplines."