Interpretation And Preaching

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

This following article takes issue with the way sermons are customarily developed and delivered. The author argues that preaching should speak of Scripture, not about Scripture.

Since the time of the Protestant Scholastics, sermons have been designed according to a schema: subtilitas intelligendi, subtilitas explicandi, subtilitas applicandi-careful understanding, explication, and application. A text was exegeted, interpreted, and applied in what was often a tri-part sermon. Through the...


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