Paul's Community Formation Preaching in 1 Thessalonians : An Alternative to the New Homiletic Paperback / softback
This book increases awareness about Paul's community formation preaching which has been widely ignored in the contemporary homiletical field where the New Homiletic has exerted a strong influence.
By drawing on the sociological concept of symbolic boundaries, the author demonstrates that Paul in his preaching of 1 Thessalonians used three symbolic resources in order to create boundaries for the formation of the Thessalonian community: the kerygmatic narrative, local narratives, and ethical norms.
This interdisciplinary study suggests that contemporary preachers, who face the task of forming Christian communities in a post-Christian society, should preach shared narratives and communal norms for the creation of boundaries as Paul did.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
- Publication Date: 23/10/2017
- Category: New Testaments
- ISBN: 9783034330893