The End of Words: The Language of Reconciliation in a Culture of Violence

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William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2005 - Psychology - 179 pages
In this thoughtful and helpful theological introduction to preaching, Richard Lischer faces up to the fact that our culture is exhausted with words. Mass communication keeps our thinking and talking at a flat mediocrity; mass violence gives the lie to sacred speech.

"The End of Words" opens a path from languagebs disappointments and dead ends to its true end. Here Lischer shows how faithful reading of Scripture prepares the way for effective preaching, and he challenges conventional storytelling with a deeper and more biblical view of narrative preaching. The ultimate purpose of preaching, Lischer argues, is to bring about Godbs reconciliation in the world.

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