(PUBAbingdon)''An excellent invitation to this rich field. It deserves wide use both in seminary classrooms and in pastors' studies,''---Christian Ministry. Thumbnail sketches of 20 of the key preachers of all time analyzing theology, style, emphasis, plus incorporating short excerpts. How different ages met the challenge to ''Preach the Word in season and out of season.'' 192 pages, paper.
From the apostle Paul, Origen, and Chrysostom through Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Wesley to Harry Emerson Fosdick, James S. Stewart, and Martin Luther King, Jr., this volume traces the history of preaching by focusing on the work of 20 key Christian preachers. Wilson analyzes how preachers through history have structured their sermons and shows how preaching today embodies the theological ideas of an era.
Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto. He is one of the most respected and recognized teachers of homiletics in North America. He is the author of a number of books, including The Practice of Preaching, Imagination of the Heart, God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching, and The Four Pages of the Sermon, all published by Abingdon Press. He is the General Editor of The New Interpreter's Handbook of Preaching.