Kindling Desire for God: Preaching as Spiritual Direction  -     By: Kay Northcutt
Buy Item InStock22.56$22.56 Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist

Kindling Desire for God: Preaching as Spiritual Direction

Fortress Press / 2008 / Paperback

$22.56 (CBD Price)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW662639

New Cyber Deals
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

The discipline of preaching has undergone several evolutionary moments in the past century, focusing on its purpose as being variously persuasion, explanation, and, most recently, communication. Of particular and lingering influence has been Harry Emerson Fosdick's "preaching as counseling" model, which urgedtherapeutic, individualistic methods upon the pastor. In the search for a model of preaching that is apt for our postmodern moment, Kay Northcutt respectfully eschews these earlier models and suggests that the "what" of preaching should consist in spiritual formation or the practice of "spiritual direction"- pointing listeners to God. Taking an evocative, rather than "how-to," approach, Northcutt notes the gaps created by these earlier models and makes a case notonly for framing preaching as an "attractive art" but also for understanding the preacher's authority as particularly religious in nature. By demonstrating the dynamics of her model of preaching as spiritual direction, the author provides readers with a new paradigm for developing their own homiletical discipline.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0800662636
ISBN-13: 9780800662639

Related Products

  1. Art of Spiritual Guidance: A Contemporary Approach to Growing in the Spirit
    Art of Spiritual Guidance: A Contemporary Approach to Growing in the Spirit
    Carolyn Gratton
    Crossroad / 1993 / Trade Paperback
    $26.96 Retail: $29.95 Save 10% ($2.99)
  2. Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction
    Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction
    Alice Fryling
    InterVarsity Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 31% ($5.01)

Publisher's Description

The discipline of preaching has undergone several evolutionary moments in the past century, focusing on its purpose as being variously persuasion, explanation, and, most recently, communication. Of particular and lingering influence has been Harry Emerson Fosdick's "preaching as counseling" model, which urged therapeutic, individualistic methods upon the pastor. In the search for a model of preaching that is apt for our postmodern moment, Kay Northcutt respectfully eschews these earlier models and suggests that the "what" of preaching should consist in spiritual formation or the practice of "spiritual direction" - pointing listeners to God. Taking an evocative, rather than "how-to," approach, Northcutt notes the gaps created by these earlier models and makes a case not only for framing preaching as an "attractive art" but also for understanding the preacher's authority as particularly religious in nature. By demonstrating the dynamics of her model of preaching as spiritual direction, the author provides readers with a new paradigm for developing their own homiletical discipline.

Author Bio

Kay L. Northcutt is Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa. Northcutt is a recipient of three Associated Church Press writing awards.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search