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An evaluation of Haddon Robinson's homiletical method: an evangelical perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Wyk, A.G. en Lake, Judson Shepherd en 2009-08-25T10:54:22Z 2009-08-25T10:54:22Z 2003-05 2003-05-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Lake, Judson Shepherd (2003) An evaluation of Haddon Robinson's homiletical method: an evangelical perspective, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract For the last two decades Haddon Robinson's homiletic text Biblical Preaching has been a significant influence in evangelical homiletics. In an endeavor to evaluate the homiletic method within it, this study asked the following questions: What is Robinson's theological methodology and how does it affect his homiletical method? What is his hermeneutical methodology and how does it affect his homiletical method? These two questions lead into the main issue of this study expressed in two other questions: Is Robinson consistent with his theological and hermeneutical methodology in his homiletical method? What are the strengths and weaknesses of his ten-stage method? Based on these issues, the purpose of this study was to investigate Robinson's theological and hermeneutical methodology, evaluate his ten-stage method in light of this investigation, and based on any problematic areas, suggest pointers toward new theory and procedure for the enhancement of expository pedagogy. To provide a framework for this study, four homiletical paradigms in contemporary American homiletics were identified and explained. Robinson's method was found to be in one of these paradigms. With this framework in mind, Robinson's theological and hermeneutical methodology was investigated. Following this, his definition of expository preaching with its five components was set forth and investigated. It was found that Robinson's expository methodology as expressed in his view of Scripture, hermeneutics, and definition of expository preaching, is a consistent foundation for his ten-stage method. Nevertheless, several problematic issues were noted. Having investigated Robinson's expository methodology, this study formally evaluated his ten-stage method and found its center of gravity to be on the two center stages dealing with the homiletical idea and purpose statement. Furthermore, this evaluation found the ten stages to be consistent with Robinson's definition of expository preaching in its movement from interpretation to application. In seven of the stages, however, this study found deficiencies due to procedural weaknesses and a lack of theoretical focus. The study concluded with ten pointers based on the problem areas addressed throughout the investigation and evaluation. These pointers suggested a new theory and procedure to enhance expository pedagogy and practice. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 326 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Hermeneutical methodology en
dc.subject Theological methodology en
dc.subject Evangelical homiletics en
dc.subject Biblical Preaching en
dc.subject Homiletic text en
dc.subject Homiletical method en
dc.subject Haddon Robinson en
dc.subject.lcc 251
dc.subject.lcsh Robinson, Haddon W.
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- Homiletical use
dc.subject.lcsh Preaching
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Practical
dc.subject.lcsh Preaching -- Philosophy
dc.title An evaluation of Haddon Robinson's homiletical method: an evangelical perspective en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en D. Th. (Pratical Theology) en

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