By James Henry Harris

Preaching mediates the note of God right into a cultural matrix. And no American preaching has performed so extra successfully and powerfully than African American preaching, claims famous homiletician James Harris. identified for its rhetorical power, social-justice orientation, and dead-on connection to the community's lived event, black preaching is the following analyzed and proposed as a version for all preaching. Harris grounds black preaching within the self-understanding of the ancient black church and its such a lot popular preachers, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Samuel Proctor. Harris additionally explores the hermeneutical and aesthetic dimensions of preaching, specially on the intersection of sacred textual content and the wider tradition. He then lays out the explicit distinguishing features of black preaching, together with verbal cadence and rhythm, use of gestures, and, so much completely, the narrative version of the sermon. His final bankruptcy, ''Preaching Plainly,'' offers particular directions on the best way to placed the sermon jointly using this model.

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