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Sweating, Spitting, and Cursing: Intimations of the Sacred

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 Download PDF: McCray, Sweating Spitting Cursing Abstract Holiness does not always manifest itself in pristine ways. Sometimes profane vehicles open us to the holy. This essay explores three such occasions that surface in preaching. First, I consider the sweating preacher. Drawing

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The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care

Download PDF: RV Dennis The Good Funeral By Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2013. 252 pages. $25.00. In their extraordinary collaborative effort to “redeem the funeral” from its “failed and falling ways” (28), acclaimed funeral

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Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection

Download PDF: RV Dani Invasion of the Dead By Brian K. Blount Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. 156 pages. $16.00. Can one engage pop culture’s literary and cinematic renditions of zombie invasions, vampire slayings, and devastating natural disasters with the

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Preaching in the Subjunctive: Towards a Ritual Homiletics

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  Download PDF: Potts, Preaching in the Subjunctive Abstract This essay proposes a novel understanding of the Christian sermon through an engagement with contemporary theories of ritual and with traditional interpretations of the sacraments. After proposing that the sermon is an

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