Course Memo

This course explores the theology of preaching in the Christian tradition and investigates the ways that different theological perspectives intersect with the preaching event. It gives primary place and focus to preaching as a liturgical event and seeks to integrate Word and Sacrament as a unitive proclamation of God's saving acts in Jesus. In addition, the relationship between shared literary texts and the community's reception, the cultural and social contexts of communities (their ^social location^), and the role of the preacher as ^one who proclaims^ in the name of Christ and the Church will help shape our discussion. The course welcomes ecumenical perspectives. Opportunities for shared preparation (lectionary based) and actual preaching integrate the practical ministry of the preacher with the theological investigation. [Faculty Consent required; 12 max enrollment]