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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2012
Vitenskapelig monografi

Improving preaching by listening to listeners : sunday service preaching in the Malagasy Lutheran Church

  • Hans Austnaberg



Peter Lang Publishing Group
NVI-nivå 1


Bible and Theology in Africa
ISSN 1525-9846
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig monografi
Publiseringsår: 2012
Hefte: 15
Antall sider: 250
ISBN: 978-1-4331-1779-4


Bibsys-ID: 121804232





Homiletikk • Den Gassisk lutherske kirke • Prekener

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Teologi og religionsvitenskap
- Fagområde: Humaniora

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Improving preaching by listening to listeners : sunday service preaching in the Malagasy Lutheran Church


The book explores the reaction of the congregation to Sunday preaching. Preaching has been a significant activity since the founding of the Lutheran Church in Madagascar in 1867. However, hardly any research has been carried out to explore this interesting field, particularly from the listeners' perspective. This book is an attempt to remedy this situation. With the aid of methodology from rhetorical studies, adapted into homiletics, this book investigates: How do the character of the preacher, the content of the sermon, and its emotional appeal impact the listeners in such a way that preaching becomes significant in their lives? Listeners consider the preacher himself important, both his spiritual and everyday life. They evaluate his good intentions, whether he believes in his own message, and whether his message is moulded by an encounter with the risen Lord. The Bible provides the sermon's basic content and foundation, and The Holy Spirit is considered an active agent in the preaching event. The listeners encounter words from God through the sermon. They can experience change in their lives by listening to preaching from caring pastors who create presence for important issues for change to happen. The Malagasy context and culture form the backcloth throughout the investigation, and this book specifically investigates Malagasy rhetoric, that is, the public speech tradition with regard to its possible role in increasing the impact of preaching on the listeners.


Hans Austnaberg

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Fakultet for teologi, diakoni og ledelsesfag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
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