Preaching - The Mediation of the Word
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Part of Preaching:

1. The Mediation of the Word

2. Homiletics

Preaching can mean a number of different types of spiritual discourse (see part II, 2 b, below), such as are indicated, for instance, in the NT: gospel (εύαγγέλιον), Acts 8:40; 15:7; 16:10; proclamation (ϰήρυγμα), Acts 8:5; 10:42; discourse (λόγος), 1 Cor 2: 4; 1 Tim 4 : 6 ; consolation-encouragement (παράϰλησιϛ), 1 Cor 14:3; testimony (μαρτύριον), 1 Cor 1:6; 2:1.

The nature and function of preaching may be described as follows. Preaching is the public proclamation of the word of God in the Church, in th…

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Ernst Haensli, “Preaching - The Mediation of the Word”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 26 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_003421>
First published online: 2016



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