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A practical theology study of contextualised preaching in Australia

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dc.contributor.advisor Pieterse, H. (Dr.) en Michie, David Graeme en 2009-08-25T10:56:41Z 2009-08-25T10:56:41Z 2009-08-25T10:56:41Z 2004-10-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Michie, David Graeme (2009) A practical theology study of contextualised preaching in Australia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This thesis studies current preaching praxis in Australia through a practical theology perspective. It is argued that Evangelical churches in Australia operate predominantly with a narrow applicational hermeneutical model in regard to preaching and hence communicate the gospel ineffectually to ordinary Australians. A need for contextualised and dialogical preaching is presented. Using Zerfass's model a situational analysis of the Australian context and the effects of modernism and postmodernism are explored. Theological tradition in regard to preaching is then analyzed with a focus on incarnational, Trinitarian and covenantal theology, scripture as public text and dialogue as scriptural pattern. Preaching is then analyzed using the communication theories of Gadamer, Searle, Ricoeur, and Habermas. The need for contextualised preaching is critiqued in light of the concerns of Barth regarding preaching and the concerns of Strom in regards to the nature of church in Australia. A new evangelical practical theological/ preaching model is then offered. Zerfass's model emphasises dialectic tension as the basis for moving from praxis to praxis. While movement from praxis to praxis does occur via dialectic tension there are also elements of change that are based on processes of continuity and evolution. A model that reflects this dynamic is forwarded. Finally an ideal praxis for dialogical preaching is presented with possibilities for further research. Throughout the thesis five interviews are used to illustrate the research, concepts and recommendations presented. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 462 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Australia en
dc.subject Incarnational en
dc.subject Dialogical en
dc.subject Ideal praxis en
dc.subject Church en
dc.subject Communication theories en
dc.subject Contextualization en
dc.subject Practical theology en
dc.subject Zerfass en
dc.subject Hermeneutics en
dc.subject Homiletics en
dc.subject Preaching en
dc.subject.ddc 251.00994
dc.subject.lcsh Preaching -- Australia
dc.subject.lcsh Hermeneutics -- Australia
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Practical -- Australia
dc.subject.lcsh Zerfass, Rolf -- Contributions in practical theology
dc.title A practical theology study of contextualised preaching in Australia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en D.Th. en

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