Naming God’s presence in preaching

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies


 
 
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Title Naming God’s presence in preaching
 
Creator Immink, Gerrit
 
Subject — preaching; pulpit eloquence; god-talk; sermonic discourse; religious experience; indwelling spirit; homiletics
Description Does preaching bring God on stage? Protestants assume an intimate relationship between the ‘Word of God’ and preaching. However, the principle that ‘preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God’ caused intense debates about the status of God language. The author highlights the classic disputes of the 19th and 20th centuries and argues that the old dilemma must be overcome. Sermons address the subjective-contextual conditions of the listeners, and this in no way precludes the attention for divine disclosure. On the contrary, there is a true reciprocity between personal spirituality and the sense of God as really other. The author defends the thesis that the renewed attention for the human condition in the theological debates of the last decades should also include a positive stand towards the believer’s spiritual awareness of God’s real existence and presence.
 
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Date 2019-11-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/hts.v75i4.5453
 
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 75, No 4 (2019); 7 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
 
Language eng
 
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