The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

Metaphor, Identity, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ

By Trygve David Johnson

Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson

The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

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  • Publication Date: 1/24/2014
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The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

Metaphor, Identity, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ

By Trygve David Johnson

Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson

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  • ISBN: 9781625640178
  • Pages: 220
  • Publication Date: 1/24/2014
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
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About-

Trygve Johnson invites us to consider a new metaphor of identity of The Preacher as Liturgical Artist. This identity draws on a theology of communion and the doctrine of the vicarious humanity of Christ to relocate the preacher's identity in the creative and ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. Johnson argues the metaphorical association of the preacher and artist understood within the artistic ministry of Jesus Christ frees the full range of human capacities, including the imagination to bear upon the arts of Christian proclamation. The Preacher as Liturgical Artist connects preachers to the person and work of Jesus Christ, whose own double ministry took the raw materials of the human condition and offered them back to the Father in a redemptive and imaginative fashion through the Holy Spirit. It is in the large creative ministry of Jesus Christ that preachers find their creativity freed to proclaim the gospel bodily within the context of the liturgical work of God's people.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Johnson's work is one that retains the imperatives of substance and style in preaching without disconnecting preaching from the ingredient of imagination and simply relegating imagination to fantasy. This is an interdisciplinary contribution to the field of preaching that is not reluctant to engage titans of church history--Augustine and Barth--in a dialectical struggle to produce a strong case for the kind of preaching that is both aesthetic and functional. What God hath joined together let no one put asunder!"
--Robert Smith Jr., Samford University

"In an age taken up with technique, this study dwells on character. In an era given over to image, Johnson explores the spoken word. There's nothing wrong with preaching that a clear sense of identity, a clear understanding of role, a thorough theological grasp of Christianity as practical wisdom and thrilling news, and an artist's playfulness and imagination cannot put right. In this impressive and encouraging work, Johnson gives us hope in preaching, but more significantly, hope in the gospel."
--Sam Wells, St. Martin-in-the-Fields

"Johnson, who is a fine preacher, has written a fine book for the rest of us. The Preacher as Liturgical Artist is an astute, theologically informed look at the challenges and the opportunities of preaching in a postmodern context. Trygve shows how preaching is an art that is dependent upon the miraculous, gracious speaking of God. This book can help us preachers recover our theological nerve--and also the great joy of preaching."
--Will Willimon, Duke Divinity School

"Trygve Johnson is the campus minister whose college you hope your kid will choose. He is the wordsmith who will inspire the preacher, whom he doesn't make jealous. And with this book he shows he is a theologian with whom the church and the academy must reckon."
--Jason Byassee, Duke Divinity School

Contributors-

Trygve David Johnson
Eugene H. Peterson

Bio(s)-

Trygve David Johnson is the Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel at Hope College, in Holland, Michigan.

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