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The sacramentality of preaching; homiletical uses of Louis-Marie Chauvet's theology of sacramentality.


The sacramentality of preaching; homiletical uses of Louis-Marie Chauvet's theology of sacramentality.

Townshend, Todd.

Peter Lang Publishing Inc


237 pages



American university studies; VII, Theology and religion; v.286


From a theological starting point he describes as faith seeking understanding, Townshend (homiletics, Huron U. College, Canada) explores ways to conceive, teach, and practice preaching as a believer's task. The believer not only proclaims some great announcement, he argues, but can also guide others through a liturgical language-event where they think, receive, and respond to Gods gracious action. He reviews sacramental ways of thinking about homiletics by leading Protestants and by Catholics before and after Vatican II. Then he describes French theological Chauvet's structure as reflecting the symbolic order. The core chapter considers sacramentality as symbolic-exchange and a hermeneutical lens for preaching grace. Chauvet's structure and homiletical theory, and the homiletic of Paul Scott Wilson illustrate in turn concept and practice.

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