Narrative preaching: with reference to Gen. 44:18-34 and 45:1-8 in the context of the Peruvian church

Saenz, Tomas (2015) Narrative preaching: with reference to Gen. 44:18-34 and 45:1-8 in the context of the Peruvian church. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis researches narrative preaching. It is motivated by the little or no use this kind of preaching among biblical preachers in Peru. The aim is encourage Peruvian ministers to add in their homiletic repertoire this kind of preaching. The research was done by means of two procedures: bibliographic and field research. The bibliographic research studies were on three topics: the opinion by ten academics about the Joseph story, a close reading of two pericopes: Gen 44:18-34 and 45:1-8 and finally a literary analysis of these pericopes. This bibliographic research is the theoretical basis for then producing a narrative sermon. The field research was done through focus groups with some Peruvian church ministers, in order to obtain the Peruvian contextualized material for the sermon. The field research is the practical and contextual basis of the narrative sermon. So the sermon is the result of both bibliographic and field researches. The focus groups examined the dysfunctional family in the context of the Peruvian churches. This issue of the dysfunctional family was chosen from the bibliographic research to concentrate on a serious problem in Peruvian churches. The Joseph story is suitable to address this problem in a sermon. This thesis shows the use of the rhetoric of biblical narrative and its application to biblical preaching. This method of preaching must be added to homiletic repertoire of preachers in Peru so that they have variety in their preaching, and also so that preachers follow the biblical rhetoric.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: preaching, narrative, context, character, plot, setting
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies
Supervisor's Name: Ford, Dr. David and David, Dr. Jasper
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Mr. Tomas Saenz Lozano
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-6325
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 15:12
Last Modified: 29 May 2015 07:54

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