by Benjamin K. Forrest, Kevin King Sr., Dwayne Milioni, William J. Curtis
A Legacy of Preaching: Two-Volume Set follows the great preachers of history, in their context, as they approach the theological task of preaching. While some approach preaching from the perspective of movements and eras, this unique two-volume set explores preaching through the lives, ministry, and theology of history’s most influential preachers.
A Legacy of Preaching, Two-Volume Set--Apostles to the Present Dayexplores 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 these 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 Puritans and profiles thirty preachers including:
Origen of Alexandriaby Stephen O. Presley
John Chrysostomby Paul A. Hartog
Augustine of Hippoby Edward L. Smither
Gregory the Greatby W. Brian Shelton
Bernard of Clairvauxby Elizabeth Hoare
Francis of Assisiby Timothy D. Holder
Saint Bonaventureby G. R. Evans
Meister Eckhartby Daniel Farca?
John Hussby Mark A. Howell
Martin Lutherby Robert Kolb
John Calvinby Anthony N. S. Lane
Jonathan Edwardsby Gerald R. McDermott
John Wesleyby Michael Pasquarello III
George Whitefieldby Bill Curtis and Timothy McKnight
and many more
Volume Two covers the period from the Enlightenment to the present day and profiles thirty-one preachers including:
Catherine BoothbyRoger J. Green
Charles Haddon SpurgeonbyThomas J. Nettles
Henry Ward BeecherbyMichael Duduit
John Albert BroadusbyHershael W. York
D. L. MoodybyGregg L. Quiggle
Billy SundaybyKristopher K. Barnett
Karl BarthbyWilliam H. Willimon
Dietrich BonhoefferbyKeith W. Clements
D. Martyn Lloyd-JonesbyCarl Trueman
John StottbyGreg R. Scharf
Harry Emerson FosdickbyDwayne Milioni
Aimee Semple McPhersonbyAaron Friesen
Gardner C. TaylorbyAlfonza W. FulwoodandRobert Smith Jr.
Billy GrahambyJohn N. Akers
Martin Luther King Jr.byAlfonza W. Fulwood, Dennis R. McDonald,andAnil Sook Deo