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DL9115B Preaching and Narrative

  • Unit Code & NameDL9115B Preaching and Narrative
  • Description

    This unit is designed to build on the unit Worship and Preaching (DA9891B). Attention is given to the development of a conceptual understanding of preaching along with related skills that underpin a narrative approach to preaching in a Western postmodern context. The unit is centred around understanding and practicing narrative inductive preaching, building on the ideas of Fred Craddock, Eugene Lowry, Paul Ricoeur, Thomas G. Long and Anna Carter Florence. It gives significant attention to women preachers and writers.

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  • DisciplineDelivery ID: 46030
  • LevelPostgraduate 9
  • Semester4. Semester 2, 2022
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Date

    25 July to 28 October 2022

    Weekly zoom discussion at agreed time.

    We recommend that you allocate 12 hours a week for all study activities.

  • Lecturer(s) Major Dr Grant Sandercock-Brown
  • Prerequisites

    Worship and Preaching: Essentials (DA9891B)

  • Learning Activities

    Online tutorial, Readings, Student reflections, Sermon critique (live and video), Student presentation

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.

  • Assessments

    1 x 2,000 word Essay - 25%

    1 x 2,000 word Sermon and critique - 25%

    1 x 3,000 word Annotated sermon - 50%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected thawt students will be able to:

    1.  Describe their contemporary culture and assess the implications for narrative preaching.

    2.  Explain the principles underlying effective preaching.

    3.  Evaluate and assess theoretical constructs that underpin a narrative approach to preaching.

    4.  Design sermons in a range of contextually appropriate styles.

    5.  Preach and critique a sermon that communicates effectively using a narrative approach.

    6.  Critique theologically the concept of preaching as sacramental encounter.