Dialogical Preaching: Bakhtin, Otherness and Homiletics (Paperback)
  • Dialogical Preaching: Bakhtin, Otherness and Homiletics (Paperback)
zoom

Dialogical Preaching: Bakhtin, Otherness and Homiletics (Paperback)

(author)
£57.49
Paperback Published: 20/11/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 4-6 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Preaching as a Carnivalesque Dialogue - between the 'Wholly Other' and 'Other-Wise' Listeners" explores the genre of preaching in light of theories of dialogicity and carnivalization developed by Mikhail Bakhtin. The Bakhtinian approach to preaching evokes ways in which historical acts and embodied experiences are transcribed in literary genres. The theories of carnivalization manifest the dynamic, other-oriented, interaction between reflexive texts and embodied acts. Experiences of otherness and difference play a central role in human communication as well as in theological descriptions of the relationship between God and humans. One of the central aims of this book is to explore ways in which 'others', different from the designated preacher, influence contemporary preaching practices and in that sense can be seen as co-authors. As material for this investigation the book provides analyses of four theologians who have contributed significantly to contemporary homiletical developments, namely those of the American homileticians Charles Campbell, John S. McClure, and James H. Harris and the Danish Systematic Theologian, Svend Bjerg. The homiletical analyses lead to the thesis, that the dialogical encounter between author, and addressees, analyzer and analyzed, is one of the conditions of interpretation and communication rather than a disturbance. The communication theoretical and practical theological analyses are discussed in light of Kierkegaards, Barths and Jungel's emphasis on the 'qualitative difference' between God and humans. These concluding reflections suggest ways in which inter-human otherness can function as a dynamically conjoining rather than mutually exclusive difference between God as the 'Wholly Other' and 'other-wise' humans.

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783525624241
Weight: 580 g

You may also be interested in...

The Breath of the Soul
Added to basket
The Artisan Soul
Added to basket
The Rage Against God
Added to basket
Switch on Your Brain
Added to basket
Promises Kept
Added to basket
£3.99
Paperback
God's Little Book of Peace
Added to basket
Faith Confirmed
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
God's Little Book of Comfort
Added to basket
Benedictus
Added to basket
£15.00
Hardback
The Meaning of Marriage
Added to basket
The Purpose Driven Life
Added to basket
A Grief Observed
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
A Year With C. S. Lewis
Added to basket
The Shack
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Opening Doors Within
Added to basket
Awareness
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.