Such tradition is not legislated by homiletical
fiat or by ecclesiastical councils.
Unlike earlier Rabbinic writings, these are not homiletical
Midrashim, but, rather, legends about Biblical personages and Rabbinic sages, as well as apocalyptic writings on redemption, messianism, and the nature of the supernal worlds.
Although Wiarda would scarcely challenge the idea that "it happened like that," he hopes to garner pastoral and homiletical
insights by considering the personalities of the characters in the four Gospels and Acts.
Saadiah, like Onkelos, translated the Torah in a rational manner, eschewed anthropomorphisms, halakhah and interesting homiletical
interpretations [derash], which go beyond the plain original meaning of the biblical text.
A brief homiletical
introduction to the topic of the Holy Sacrament followed next; then a brief lecture on the catechetical contents; then the corresponding paragraph in the catechism was read; then exposition and questions and answers tested by questions and answers from Loehe (which are also included in the House, School and Church.
focus is the proclamation of what God is doing in the world.
Smith concludes with this pastorally provocative insinuation, rich with post-Easter homiletical
possibilities, "Such a Christ might in fact be the problem" (p.
Though it is homiletical
allegory, the preacher might ask the congregation to consider the ways in which Christ is being lifted up in their community.
The theology of the church is faithfully reflected in the homiletical
In addition to a fresh translation, he provides textual criticism and verse by verse commentary, ending each psalm with "theological implications" that evoke many devotional or homiletical
Lott (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2010), 234-236; "Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24: Homiletical
Perspective," in Feasting on the Word: Lectionary Commentary Series, Year A, Vol.
Newbigin wrote no monograph specifically on the task of preaching in the encounter between the gospel and what he saw as pagan Western culture; Johnson has helpfully gathered and ordered many of Newbigin's reflections on the homiletical
task, drawing from sources that span four decades.