Distance in Preaching: Room to Speak, Space to Listen

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Based on several years of teaching and careful observation in preaching classes, this book by Michael Brothers explores the benefits of -distance- in preaching -- and listening to -- sermons.
Having noticed that sermon listeners generally want to be given room for their own interpretations and experiences, Brothers argues that critical and aesthetic distance as a hermeneutical tool is vital to hearing the gospel today and should be intentionally employed in sermon construction and delivery. He explains this -distance- in the field of homiletics, equips teachers and students of preaching to evaluate the function of distance in sermons, and encourages preachers to practice the use of distance in their preaching.
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