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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Shivers, Mark McCheyne
Author's Email Address mark@camplongridge.com
URN etd-03272011-105042
Title Finding something to say: reconsidering the rhetorical practice of invention in homiletics
Degree PhD
Department Religion
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Professor John McClure Committee Chair
Professor Dale Andrews Committee Member
Professor John Thatamanil Committee Member
Professor Kevin Leander Committee Member
  • preaching
  • homiletics
  • invention
Date of Defense 2011-03-15
Availability unrestricted
This project is concerned with the development of the scene of sermon invention in the field of homiletics. In this dissertation, I trace the development of the ways in which homiletic theory and pedagogy has treated the process of creating sermons. I then critique what becomes a hegemonic consensus that tends to promote an introspective understanding of invention that excludes embodied processes and spatial dynamics. This exclusion has curtailed sustained critical attention to the incarnational and eschatological potential of sermonic creation in both theory and pedagogy. I attempt to theologically reconsider the scene of sermonic invention with careful attention to these dynamics and then offer pedagogical practices that would bring consideration of the actual body of the preacher and the space in which the preacher creates a sermon into the homiletic classroom.
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