Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature
"A remarkably comprehensive, balanced homiletic for biblical preachers."See All
David G. Buttrick
"Sidney Greidanus has produced one of those rare volumes that should be read by all preachers who take the task of interpretation and proclamation with great seriousness."See All
"This landmark publication on advanced hermeneutical and homiletical issues is essential reading for serious students of those subjects."See All
"Sets a new standard of excellence for our profession. . . . One of our major texts in the area of hermeneutics and homiletics for the foreseeable future."See All
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
"For students who desire to see how their theological studies can come together at the point of preaching or for pastors who feel the need for an update on the biblical, hermeneutical, and homiletical currents of our day, this volume is enlightening and useful."See All
"A moveable feast. . . . My advice to every preacher or student aspiring to preach is: Get this book. Study it. Ponder it. Argue with it. It will challenge you, correct you, help you, inform you, and thrill you. It will enable us all to carry out our responsibility to the ancient text and our modern hearers as those who 'preach the Word"See All
Reformation & Revival Journal
The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text provides a holistic approach to the interpretation and preaching of biblical texts. After discussing the form of biblical preaching and examining various historical methodologies for understanding the biblical text, Sidney Greidanus applies general hermeneutical and homiletical principles to four specific scriptural genres: Hebrew narratives, prophetic literature, gospel, and epistle. Thorough and well researched, this volume is a valuable resource both for pastors seeking guidelines for responsible expository preaching and for students wanting to bridge the gap between biblical studies and homiletics.
Published December 1988
About the Author
Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.