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Preaching Conversations with Scholars: The Preacher as Scholar


With an eye toward reuniting the church and the academy, this book focuses on the role that scholarship can play in making good preachers into really great preachers. This is the bridge between scholarly and popular writing that informs the sermon and makes it more powerful and meaningful for the people who regularly listen to sermons. Preachers are challenged to raise the level of their commitment to scholarship as well as overcome any pre-existing prejudices with scholarship. The preacher as scholar is the perfect way for the pulpit to respond to the challenges of a secular, post-modern world that often wonders if smart people can even believe in God.

Inclusive pages

96- 99



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Published Version


Chapter is made available for download by permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers. To acquire the entire volume, see https://wipfandstock.com/preaching-conversations-with-scholars.html.

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Wipf and Stock

Place of Publication

Eugene, OR

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Christianity Commons