Henry H. Mitchell's great contribution to the study of preaching has been his insistence that the homiletical practices of the Black church are gifts to the whole church. Nowhere has he made this point more forcefully than in Celebration and Experience in Preaching. In this classic text he advocates a way of preaching that genuinely engages all aspects of the congregation's attention, especially the ability to both understand and to feel the sermon's message.
In this revised edition Mitchell builds on this groundbreaking work by examining in greater depth the multiple ways in which we experience the preached word, by defining the different kinds of claim on the behavior of the hearer that biblical texts express, and by exploring various genres of sermon to discover the concrete manifestations of celebration and experience.
Henry H. Mitchell is the author of Celebration and Experience in preaching, Black Preaching, Black Belief, The Recovery of Preaching, and Soul Theology. He teaches and supervises students at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He was Professor of Homiletics and History and Dean of the School of Theology at Virginia Union University. 1994
MLK Jr. Emeritus Profess of Black Church Studies, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.
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