Preaching as Testimony  -     By: Anna Carter Florence
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Preaching as Testimony

Westminster John Knox Press / 2007 / Paperback

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By exploring the historical, theoretical, and practical elements of the tradition of testimony, Anna Carter Florence seeks in this much-anticipated book to establish the historical and contemporary validity of womens preaching and to introduce testimony to a new generation of preachers and teachers. She begins with the stories of three women whose preaching was often described as testimony: Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643), Sarah Osborn (1714-1796), and Jarena Lee (1783- ?). Then, reflecting upon the work of Paul Ricoeur, Walter Brueggemann, Rebecca Chopp, and Mary McClintock Fulkerson, she examines biblical theological perspectives on testimony. Finally, she explores how testimony plays out in a preachers life, offering constructive proposals for preaching as well as helpful guidelines, direction, and exercises.

Anna Carter Florence is Assistant Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 0664223907
ISBN-13: 9780664223908

Publisher's Description

By exploring the historical, theoretical, and practical elements of the tradition of testimony, Anna Carter Florence seeks in this much-anticipated book to establish the historical and contemporary validity of women's preaching and to introduce testimony to a new generation of preachers and teachers. She begins with the stories of three women whose preaching was often described as testimony: Anne Marbury Hutchinson, Sarah Osborn, and Jarena Lee. Then, she examines biblical and theological perspectives on testimony. Finally, she explores how testimony plays out in a preacher's life, offering constructive proposals for preaching as well as helpful guidelines, direction, and exercises.

Author Bio

Anna Carter Florence is Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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