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PR Preaching PR610 The Theology and Practice of Preaching (3) Nurtures a vision of Christian preaching as a theological and pastoral activity of the Church in service to the gospel. The core objectives of this course have been established to facilitate critical understanding of and competence in view of preaching as witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ revealed in the Christian Scriptures and preaching as both a gift of the Holy Spirit and a human vocation which serves the creation of a community called to worship the Triune God as revealed through the narrative of the whole biblical canon. This course approaches preaching as a theological practice and from a perspective shaped by the Wesleyan tradition; it is informed by a conscious integration of doctrinal and biblical exegesis and the practice of theological hermeneutics. Emphasis is placed on the lifelong task of acquiring practical habits appropriate for cultivating judgment required for faithful communication of the biblical witness in service of the Word of God, as an act of Christian worship and within the context of personal, social, and cultural challenge and change. Prerequisites: NT(IBS)510 or 511, and TH501. PR620 The Company of Preachers: Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Preaching (3) The purpose of this course is to introduce student to the theology and practice of preaching in service to the Word of God. The core objectives of this course have been established to facilitate a critical understanding of and competence in view of preaching as a witness to the Gospel of Christ as revealed in the whole of Christian Scripture; and preaching as both a gift of the Holy Spirit and pastoral vocation which serves the creation of a community called to worship the Triune God. This course approaches preaching as a historical practice of the Church, and from within a particular perspective shaped by the Wesleyan tradition. In addition, it is informed by conscious integration of doctrinal and biblical exegesis, the practice of reading Scripture in a theological manner as demonstrated in the Christian tradition. Sermons are preached and evaluated in order to provide an opportunity to cultivate a habit of integrating theological reflection and pastoral practice. Prerequisites: NT(IBS)510 or 511, and TH501.

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PR621 Preaching the Canon as Christian Scripture: Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Preaching (3) The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the theology and practice of preaching that nurtures a vision for reading Scripture theologically and crafting homiletic discourse in service to the Word of God. The core objectives of this course have been established to facilitate a critical understanding of and competence in view of preaching as a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in the whole of Christian Scripture, and preaching as both a gift of the Holy Spirit and pastoral vocation which serves the creation of a community called to worship the Triune God revealed through canonical narrative. This course approaches preaching as a theological and exegetical practice from a perspective shaped by the Wesleyan tradition. It pays particular attention to the integration of doctrine and exegesis in the theological reading of Scripture for the life of the Church. Sermons are preached and evaluated in order to guide students in cultivating a habit of theological reflection on pastoral practice. Prerequisites: NT(IBS)510 or 511, and TH501. PR622 Trinity and Proclamation: Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Preaching (3) The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the theology and practice of preaching as situated with the life and activity of the Triune God, the economy of creation and redemption as confessed in the faith of the Church. A primary aim is to facilitate a better understanding of the practice of preaching as theological in nature, of God from beginning to end, an activity in which we participate through the presence of Christ and the Holy Spirit by means of the Scripture within the liturgical life of the Church. The core objectives of this course have been established to encourage a critical understanding of and competence in view of preaching as a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in the whole of Christian Scripture; and preaching as both a gift of the Holy Spirit and pastoral vocation which serves the formation of a community called to worship the Triune God. This course approaches this task from the perspective provided by the Trinitarian faith of the Church, and its particular expression in the Wesleyan tradition. Sermons are preached and evaluated in order to assist students in cultivating a habit of integrating theology and practice. Prerequisites: NT(IBS)510 or 511, and TH501.

Academic Catalog  

The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013

Academic Catalog  

The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013

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