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How to preach a dangerous sermon : preaching and moral imagination

Author: Frank A Thomas
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2018]
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Learn to use four characteristics of preaching with moral imagination to proclaim freedom for all. The author describes the four characteristics using examples like Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pauli Murray, and the Moral Monday Movement, along with musicians and other artists of today. Moral imagination helps the hearer to see what they cannot see, to hear what they cannot hear--to inhabit the  Read more...
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Thomas, Frank A. (Frank Anthony), 1955-
How to preach a dangerous sermon.
Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018001826
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank A Thomas
ISBN: 9781501856846 1501856847
OCLC Number: 1031429865
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Also by the Author; Contents; Foreword: The Terrible Joy of Dangerous Preaching; Preface: A Call to Conscience and a Dangerous Sermon; Introduction: The Critical Value of Moral Imagination; Imagination Rules the World; American Moral Imagination in the Twenty-First Century; The Church and Moral Imagination; 1. Race and Shrinking Whiteness: Four Qualities of the Moral Imagination of Robert F. Kennedy; Race, the Ghetto, and Public Resources in America; Shrinking Whiteness in America; Robert F. Kennedyâ#x80;#x99;s Moral Imagination. Four Qualities of Moral ImaginationConcluding Thoughts; 2. A Requiemâ#x80;#x94;â#x80;#x9C;Iâ#x80;#x99;m Happy Tonightâ#x80;#x9D;: Four Qualities of the Moral Imagination of Martin Luther King Jr.; The Exigencies of the Rhetorical Situation; A Strategy of Biblical Typology; A Close Reading of â#x80;#x9C;Iâ#x80;#x99;ve Been to the Mountaintopâ#x80;#x9D;; Movement One: â#x80;#x9C;Iâ#x80;#x99;m happy that Heâ#x80;#x99;s [God has] allowed me to be in Memphis.â#x80;#x9D;; Movement Two: â#x80;#x9C;Happy to see a relevant ministry.â#x80;#x9D;; Movement Three: â#x80;#x9C;Thank God for allowing me to be here.â#x80;#x9D;; Movement Four: â#x80;#x9C;Iâ#x80;#x99;m so happy that I didnâ#x80;#x99;t sneeze.â#x80;#x9D. Movement Five: â#x80;#x9C;Iâ#x80;#x99;m happy tonight. Iâ#x80;#x99;m not worried about anything.â#x80;#x9D;Four Qualities of the Moral Imagination; Requiem; 3. Who Is the Moral Leader of Our Nation? Four Qualities of Moral Imagination and the New Moral Leadership; The Moral Leader of Our Nation; Envision equality and represent that by oneâ#x80;#x99;s physical presence; Empathy as a catalyst or bridge to create new opportunities for peace and justice; Wisdom and truth in ancient texts: The wisdom of the ages; The language of poetry and art that lifts and elevates; A Vision of Moral Leadership. 4. How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon: Four Qualities of Moral Imagination in a SermonPerspectives of the Anti-Moral Imagination; Anti-Moral Imagination Response to the Four Qualities of Moral Imagination; Envision equality and represent that by oneâ#x80;#x99;s physical presence; Empathy as a catalyst or bridge to create opportunities to overcome the past and make new decisions for peace and justice; Wisdom and truth in ancient texts: The wisdom of the ages; The language of poetry and art that lifts and elevates by touching the emotive chords of wonder, hope, and mystery. A Brief Homiletic Method for Preaching Moral ImaginationPreaching Worksheet; Behavioral Purpose Statement for Lamentations 3:20-23; Five Questions of the Moral Imagination for Lamentations 3:20-23; Where in this text do we find equality envisioned and represented by physical presence?; Where in the text do we notice empathy as a catalyst or bridge to create opportunities to overcome the past and make new decisions for peace and justice?; Where do we find wisdom and truth in this ancient text, the wisdom of the ages?
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Learn to use four characteristics of preaching with moral imagination to proclaim freedom for all. The author describes the four characteristics using examples like Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pauli Murray, and the Moral Monday Movement, along with musicians and other artists of today. Moral imagination helps the hearer to see what they cannot see, to hear what they cannot hear--to inhabit the lives of others, so that they can embody Christ and true freedom for those others. This book equips and empowers preachers to transcend their basic skills and techniques, so that their proclamation of the Word causes actual turnaround in the hearts and lives of their hearers, and in their communities.
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