As One Without Authority

As One Without Authority This update of Craddock s original work on inductive preaching remains one of the most important contributions to homiletic scholarship Revised with three new sermons inclusive language and NRSV tex

  • Title: As One Without Authority
  • Author: Fred B. Craddock
  • ISBN: 9780827200265
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • This update of Craddock s original work on inductive preaching remains one of the most important contributions to homiletic scholarship Revised with three new sermons, inclusive language, and NRSV texts, it is still as fresh and provocative as ever.

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    1. Disciples of Christ minister Fred Craddock is a master storyteller and he incorporates storytelling into his inductive preaching style. The book includes sermons that you may not even realize are teaching and preaching until they are over - he is just that good at making a point through story without having to explain the story.

    2. I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't bring myself to like it. I agreed with most of the arguments in the book, but found myself thinking that after reading this I wasn't sure I cared anymore. The prose is incredibly stilted and written almost entirely in the third person. I got really tired of reading something written to "her" and "him" instead of to me. Then I came to the sample sermons and found myself thinking that were I to have been in the service where the first sample s [...]

    3. Another great work by Craddock. Love him!Chapter 3: a minister who preaches effectively is one who understands "movement." does it move and in what direction? There are 2 types of movement: deductive-thesis stated to have practical utilization. And inductive: the reverse.Criticism of the deductive method: how to get from the end of point 1 to the beginning of point 2. Induction: can allow the listener to have the same intellectual trip as the minister.Induction is the stuff of life. We are not i [...]

    4. Excellent. Fred Craddock is truly a master of preaching. I read his books and I feel both encouraged and destroyed at the same time. :) Reading this has once again made me thankful for my preaching education at Lincoln under two preachers who were clearly influenced by Craddock in their creativity, storytelling, and the ability to hold a tension to keep interest. I long to preach like them!

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