Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination by Mary Catherine HilkertNaming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination by Mary Catherine Hilkert

Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination

byMary Catherine Hilkert

Paperback | January 9, 1997

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It is not a lack of training in the art of rhetoric that accounts for the ineffectiveness of preaching within Christian churches. More significant is the lack of adequate theological foundations. While recognizing the great contribution that neo-orthodoxy and the "dialectical imagination" have made, Hilkert's major contribution is a scholarly examination of the resources of the "sacramental imagination."This examinations shifts the focus from the divine-human gap and the sinfulness of humanity to the grace discovered in everyday life, and the word entrusted to the entire community of faith. With particular attention to what constitutes "women's experience," the final chapters engage the issue of how social location shapes the experience of both hearers and preachers of the word.
Title:Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental ImaginationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:January 9, 1997Publisher:Bloomsbury

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082641060X

ISBN - 13:9780826410603


Editorial Reviews

"More than a simple theology of preaching, this volume reaches into the dynamic depths of Christian life in an original, provocative, and readable way. It is a rich contribution to a much-neglected field."--Elizabeth A. Johnson