Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1992 - Religion - 124 pages
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Willimon writes with passion about the dynamics and implications of preaching to a congregation, to those who, having been called, are either baptized or yet to be baptized. The preacher, says Willimon, needs to address the people in a congregation with "peculiar speech," letting the biblical text call them to live a transformed life in keeping with their baptism. Within the book appear three powerful baptismal sermons-"The Invitation," "Divine divestment," and "The New Family."

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Contents

Preaching as Baptismal Speech
1
The Invitation
24
Preaching as Baptismal Repentance
31
Divine Divestment
67
Preaching to Pagans
75
Preaching as Politics
95
The New Family
116
Index of Names
123
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Will Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally renowned preacher and widely read author noted for his humor, his insight into the Christian faith, and his theological commitment. His many books have sold over a million copies.

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