Seeking to bridge the gulf between homiletics and hermeneutics, Green and Pasquarello provide a practical model that will help pastors, students, and teachers with the reading and preaching of Scripture. Grouped chapters feature an interpretation by a New Testament scholar followed by a sermon informed by that narration. Introductory and concluding remarks provide application tools. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.
There is often an unfortunate division between the technical work of biblical scholars and the practical work of preachers who construct sermons each week. These two fields of study, which ought to be mutually informed and supportive, are more often practically divided by divergent methods, interests, and goals. Narrative Reading, Narrative Preaching aims to bridge that divide.
Using narrative as an organizing theme, the contributors work through the New Testament offering examples of how interpretation can rightly inform proclamation. Three pairs of chapters feature an exemplary reading by a New Testament scholar followed by a sermon informed by that reading. Introductory and concluding chapters provide guidance for application of the model.
Pastors and seminarians will find here a uniquely practical work that will help them with both the reading and preaching of Scripture.
Joel B. Green (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is dean of the School of Theology and professor of New Testament interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and Recovering the Scandal of the Cross. Michael Pasquarello III (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) is Granger E. and Anna A. Fisher Professor of Preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary