Teaching Preaching: Isaac Rufus Clark And Black Sacred Rhetoric by Katie Geneva CannonTeaching Preaching: Isaac Rufus Clark And Black Sacred Rhetoric by Katie Geneva Cannon

Teaching Preaching: Isaac Rufus Clark And Black Sacred Rhetoric

byKatie Geneva Cannon

Paperback | October 15, 2007

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"If you ain't got no proposition, you ain't got no sermon neither." This was the battle cry of Isaac Rufus Clark, one of the most influential and colorful professors of homiletics in the black church in the twentieth century. Clark taught at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta for twenty-seven years (1962-1989). In Teaching Preaching, Katie Cannon, one of Clark's myriad preaching prot¿g¿s, conceives her role as purely "presentational": "to bring Clark face to face with a reading audience, allow him to explain the formal elements of preaching from the inside out."

Teaching Preaching
¿is an invaluable resource for ministers who struggle from Sunday to Sunday to find their ethical voice in the preparation of each and every sermon.
Title:Teaching Preaching: Isaac Rufus Clark And Black Sacred RhetoricFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826428975

ISBN - 13:9780826428974

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Taking the Holiness of Preaching Seriously 2. Bearing the Cross of This Holy Course 3. A-Not The, but A-Theological Definition of Preaching 4. A Critique of Contemporary Preaching 5. The Sermonic Text 6. Creative Textual Selections 7. Three Textual Testers 8. Sermonic Title, Introduction, and Proposition 9. Definition, Elaboration, and Exemplification of the Sermonic Body 10. Sermonic Clarification 11. Justification 12.Transtitions 13. Substance and Form in Proclaiming a Relevant Gospel 14. Procedures in the Conculsion of the Sermon 15. Anatomy of the Idea 16. Four Bitter Pills for Black Revolutionary Religion

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"Clark waged a one-person war against all those students and others who took a cavalier, uncaring and sloppy attitude toward their preaching or other forms of communication. His forte was clear, precise, cogent, organized and prophetic utterance. Other than this was an abomination. He felt so deeply on this subject because of his deep love for the Saints, the beloved people of God. Therefore, a sermon for him needed to be an offering acceptable to God, no less acceptable than the most adequate gift of our time, our energy, our imagination, and our financial resources."--James H. Costen, former president of Interdenominational Theological Center