Narrative and Imagination: Preaching the Words That Shape Us.


Publisher Notes

Eslinger’s book provides a short course on narrative hermeneutics and imagination theory, along with a proposal for integrating the two in preaching.

Bringing together some of the finest voices in contemporary homiletics to examine the different forms as well as the status of narrative preaching, What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? will give readers much to ponder on this impact topic.

Teachers of preaching have long recognized that the Bible is told in story form. Yet the responses to the topic of narrative preaching have varied over the years, from singing its praises to outright rejection. The homiletical landscape is always changing, but what many thought might be a fad is still being discussed in the seminaries and practiced in many a pulpit.

Intended for both seminarians and well-practiced preachers, What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? includes essays from more than a dozen well-respected homileticians, taking readers through the past, present, and possible future impact of narrative preaching.