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Incandescence: Light Shed through the Word

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Spanning over twenty-five years of proclaiming the Word, this volume presents Ben Witherington’s Preaching for each season of the church year, arranged according to the church calendar.

Review:

"Witherington (The Problem with Evangelical Theology), professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, has collected sermons from his 25 years of preaching. There is no central theme, but they are arranged according to the church year. The section for Advent includes sermons on the Second Coming of Christ and on God as the source of life. Epiphany — as expected — covers the journey of the Magi and ideas about worship, while Lent explores forgiveness and death. Through Holy Week, Pentecost and Kingdom Tide, Witherington talks about sin, temptation, creation and prayer. While individual sermons have their strengths, they appear to have lost something in the translation from spoken to written word. Strangely enough, the introductory essay by a colleague of Witherington's points out some of the book's flaws, including illustrations which occasionally overshadow the point of the teaching and humor that doesn't appear to be directly related to the matter at hand. The sermons do not follow the simplistic bullet-point outlines used in many churches today, but at times they wander without a clear direction. Too many thoughts — and even quotes — are repeated from one sermon to the next. Overall, the collection is rather bland, though it may be welcomed by Witherington's devoted readers. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This volume draws together select sermons from twenty-five years of Ben Witherington's preaching life. A tireless scholar, Witherington is passionate about using his scholarship to deliver life-giving words to God's people. Beginning with a telling essay by J. Ellsworth Kalas on the quest for effective, biblical preching, arranged according to the liturgical year, and enhanced by practical study-and-meditation guides ending the six liturgical sections, Witherington's "Incandescence" will inspire and enlighten preachers and general readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802832085
Subtitle:
Light Shed through the Word
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Author:
Ben Witherington
Author:
J. Ellsworth Kalas
Author:
Witherington, Ben, III
Author:
Kalas, J. Ellsworth
Author:
Peterson, Eugene H.
Author:
Witherington, Ben
Subject:
Preaching
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Sermons, American
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Church year sermons
Subject:
Christianity -- Sermons.
Publication Date:
20060515
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
188
Dimensions:
8.50x6.32x.56 in. .66 lbs.

Related Subjects

Religion » Christianity » Christian Life » Spiritual Growth
Religion » Christianity » Preaching
Religion » Christianity » Sermons
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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Product details 188 pages William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - English 9780802832085 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Witherington (The Problem with Evangelical Theology), professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, has collected sermons from his 25 years of preaching. There is no central theme, but they are arranged according to the church year. The section for Advent includes sermons on the Second Coming of Christ and on God as the source of life. Epiphany — as expected — covers the journey of the Magi and ideas about worship, while Lent explores forgiveness and death. Through Holy Week, Pentecost and Kingdom Tide, Witherington talks about sin, temptation, creation and prayer. While individual sermons have their strengths, they appear to have lost something in the translation from spoken to written word. Strangely enough, the introductory essay by a colleague of Witherington's points out some of the book's flaws, including illustrations which occasionally overshadow the point of the teaching and humor that doesn't appear to be directly related to the matter at hand. The sermons do not follow the simplistic bullet-point outlines used in many churches today, but at times they wander without a clear direction. Too many thoughts — and even quotes — are repeated from one sermon to the next. Overall, the collection is rather bland, though it may be welcomed by Witherington's devoted readers. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This volume draws together select sermons from twenty-five years of Ben Witherington's preaching life. A tireless scholar, Witherington is passionate about using his scholarship to deliver life-giving words to God's people. Beginning with a telling essay by J. Ellsworth Kalas on the quest for effective, biblical preching, arranged according to the liturgical year, and enhanced by practical study-and-meditation guides ending the six liturgical sections, Witherington's "Incandescence" will inspire and enlighten preachers and general readers alike.
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