A Legacy of Preaching, Volume One---Apostles to the Revivalists: The Life, Theology, and Method of History’s Great Preachers


by: Zondervan
Format: Hardcover

price comparison



Product Description A Legacy of Preaching, Volume One--Apostles to the Revivalists explores the history and development of preaching through a biographical and theological examination of its most important preachers. Instead of teaching the history of preaching from the perspective of movements and eras, each contributor tells the story of a particular preacher in history, allowing the preachers from the past to come alive and instruct us through their lives, theologies, and methods of preaching. Each chapter introduces readers to a key figure in the history of preaching, followed by an analysis of the theological views that shaped their preaching, their methodology of sermon preparation and delivery, and an appraisal of the significant contributions they have made to the history of preaching. This diverse collection of familiar and lesser-known individuals provides a detailed and fascinating look at what it has meant to communicate the gospel over the past two thousand years. By looking at how the gospel has been communicated over time and across different cultures, pastors, scholars, and homiletics students can enrich their own understanding and practice of preaching for application today.  Volume One covers the period from the apostles to the revivalists and profiles thirty preachers including: Paul by Eric Rowe Peter by David R. Beck Melito of Sardis by Paul A. Hartog Origen of Alexandria by Stephen O. Presley Ephrem the Syrian by Jonathan J. Armstrong Basil of Caesarea by Jonathan Morgan John Chrysostom by Paul A. Hartog Augustine of Hippo by Edward L. Smither Gregory the Great by W. Brian Shelton Bernard of Clairvaux by Elizabeth Hoare Francis of Assisi by Timothy D. Holder Saint Bonaventure by G. R. Evans Meister Eckhart by Daniel Farca? Johannes Tauler by Byard Bennett John Huss by Mark A. Howell Girolamo Savonarola by W. Brian Shelton Martin Luther by Robert Kolb Ulrich Zwingli by Kevin L. King Balthasar Hubmaier by Corneliu C. Simu? William Tyndale by Scott A. Wenig John Calvin by Anthony N. S. Lane William Perkins by Dwayne Milioni Richard Baxter by Simon Vibert John Owen by Henry M. Knapp John Bunyan by Larry Steven McDonald Matthew Henry by William C. Watson and W. Ross Hastings François Fénelon by Martin I. Klauber Jonathan Edwards by Gerald R. McDermott John Wesley by Michael Pasquarello III George Whitefield by Bill Curtis and Timothy McKnight Volume Two, available separately, covers the period from the Enlightenment to the present day and profiles thirty-one preachers including Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Karl Barth, John Stott, Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Graham, and more. Review To be encouraged to put one's own preaching into broad historical context, beginning with the apostles, is a rare treat. This is a book for all preachers and not only those who have a liking for church history. The various authors provide a comprehensive examination of the context and method of preaching through the ages. Those of us who preach---especially those who preach without a carefully examined philosophy of preaching or a constantly reviewed biblical hermeneutics---can only be enriched and encouraged by these studies. ( GRAEME L. GOLDSWORTHY, was lecturer in Old Testament and biblical theology at Moore Theological College) The apostle Paul commanded, “Preach the word.” This book introduces some of the most influential preachers from the first through the eighteenth centuries and offers fascinating studies of how they responded to Paul’s mandate with great diversity of doctrine and methodology. ( JOEL R. BEEKE, president, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan) What an incredible work. I was so impressed by the thoughtfulness and care the editors put into their selections. To have so many of Christian history’s great preachers and teachers of God’s Word sampled and collected in one location makes reading these volumes an incredible delight, not to mention an invaluable resource. If you want to


Product Code: 9780310538226
ISBN: 031053822X
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
Number of Pages: 528 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 6.3 x 1.57 x 9.21 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.56 pounds