Speaking Parables: A Homiletic Guide   -     By: David Buttrick
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Speaking Parables: A Homiletic Guide

Westminster John Knox Press / 2000 / Paperback

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Buttrick believes that preaching on the parables is a tricky, exciting craft for he does not view them as helpful wisdom for daily living or as good stories for narrative preaching. In Part 1, he provides a general introduction to parables and discusses basic homiletical issues and problems-interpreting parables, designing sermons, and choosing illustrations. In Part 2 he comments on 33 parables, providing new translations, brief surveys of scholarship, and suggestions with regard to preaching each of the parables. He includes and analyzes his won sermons on many of the parables.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664221912
ISBN-13: 9780664221911

Publisher's Description

David Buttrick provides an introduction to the parables with a discussion of particular homiletical issues preachers face in interpreting parables. Speaking Parables includes commentary on thirty-three different parables with suggestions for preaching each one.

Author Bio

David Buttrick is Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor Emeritusof Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of many books, including Preaching the New and the Now and Speaking Jesus, both published by WJK.

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