SEMINAR: HOMI 820
SEMINAR TITLE: EXPOSITORY PREACHING AND THE OLD TESTAMENT
FACULTY: KEVIN KING, DMIN, PHD
PHONE: 434-592-4017
EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: CARTER #157
I.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to prepare students to preach from the Old Testament. Special
attention will be given to genres and theological themes that arise from the Old
Testament text.
II.
RATIONALE
This course is designed to solidify students’ understanding of the principles and method
of expository preaching within the Old Testament literature and genres. Students will be
challenged to utilize proper homiletical tools for each text for the purpose of admonishing
and edifying his congregation.
III.
PREREQUISITES
HOMI 810
IV.
MATERIALS LIST
Goldsworthy, Graeme. Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application
of Biblical Theology to Expository Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
ISBN 978-0-8028-4730-7
Greidanus, Sidney. Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary
Hermeneutical Method. Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company,
1999.
ISBN: 978-0802844491
Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. The Promise-Plan of God: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New
Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
ISBN: 978-0310275862
____. Toward Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis of Preaching and Teaching. Grand
Rapids: Baker Academic, 1998.
ISBN: 978-0801021978
Kent, Grenville, Paul J . Kissling and Laurence A. Turner. Reclaiming the Old Testament
for Christian Preaching. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010.
ISBN: 978-0830838875
HOMI 830- Expository Preaching in the Old Testament
Merrill, Eugene. Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament. Nashville: B&H
Academic, 2006.
ISBN: 978-0805440263
Stuart, Douglas. Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors, 4th ed.
Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2009
ISBN: 978-0664233440
Vanhoozer, Kevin J., Craig Bartholomew and Daniel Treier. Editors. Theological
Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker
Academic, 2008.
ISBN: 978-0801036248
V.
MEASURABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES
(LBTS PLOS 2, 3, 4, 6)
The student will be able to:
VI.
A.
Evaluate Old Testament texts both exegetically and homiletically.
B.
Explain the diverse approaches of interpretation of Old Testament Scriptures
C.
Defend a Christological overarching approach to preaching of the Old Testament
Scripture
D.
Create a preaching plan for preaching the Old Testament
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
A.
Read all assigned texts books by the time the seminar starts An absolutely
essential portion of the course is to be prepared to begin the initial class by having
assimilated some of the major ideas contained in the required reading. Class
participation is absolutely essential in this course and will contribute to the "Class
Participation" portion of the grade, as indicated below. Emphasis is placed on
the quality of responses, the understanding of current research involved, as well as
student preparation.
MLO: A, B, C
B.
Write two critical reflection papers of 10 pages each. The first critical reflection
paper is be based on the comparison and contrasts in approach as found in
Kaiser’s Toward an Exegetical Theology and Goldsworthy’s Preaching the Whole
Bible as Christian Scripture. The second critical reflection paper will be
comparing and contrasting Greidanus’ Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
and Merrill’s Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament.
MLO: B
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C.
Prepare a Unit Analysis of the Abraham narrative and the book of Ruth. The style
guidelines will follow Stuart’s Old Testament Exegesis 4th edition. The
assignment must include the following:
1.
A statement of the unifying theme of the narrative section on Abraham
and on the book of Ruth based on your own study.
2.
A coherent outline of the assigned sections of Scripture showing how each
part of contributes to the development of the theme.
3.
A graph with the outline, showing the proportion of space devoted to each
of the segments of the book.
4.
Included in this unit analysis must be an expanded sermon outline with a
clearly articulated main idea of the sermon for the entire section. That is
you will have accompanying sermon outlines for the entire unit.
5.
Prepare one sermon manuscript.
n.b. This assignment is to conducted inductively. Do not consult
commentaries or other reference tools. You must base your analysis on the
Hebrew text and/or the New American Standard Version.
MLO: C
D.
VII.
The student will provide their calendar of preaching for the next full calendar
year. In this plan they will notate the Scripture passages and the main idea of the
sermon in short 2-3 sentence summaries of the sermon. Student must keep the
cultural calendar in mind as they create their preaching plan.
MLO: D
COURSE GRADING AND POLICIES
A.
Points [the chart is optional; the information is not]
Reading and Class Participation
Critical Reflection 1
Critical Reflection 2
Unit Analysis 1
Unit Analysis 2
(Lessons x–x)
Preaching Calendar
Total
B.
100 pts
100 pts
100 pts
300 pts
300 pts
100 pts
1,000 pts
Scale:
940-1000
920-939
900-919
A
AB+
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860-899
840-859
820-839
780-819
760-779
740-759
700-739
680-699
BELOW 679
VIII.
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DF
POLICIES
A.
ATTENDANCE POLICIES
Class attendance is absolutely essential. There will be no excused absence unless
approved by the professor.
B.
OTHER POLICIES
1.
Academic Misconduct
Academic misconduct is strictly prohibited. See The Graduate Catalog for
specific definitions, penalties, and processes for reporting.
2.
Drop/Add Policy
Consult the Graduate Catalog for drop/add policies.
3.
Dress Code
Students are expected to maintain a neat, professional appearance while in class.
Consult your department for additional guidelines.
4.
Classroom Policies
Be respectful and add to the learning experience.
5. Assignment Policy
All written work must be typed and double-spaced unless otherwise noted.
Additionally all work must follow A Manual for Writers by Kate L. Turabian, 7th
edition. For this class all written work will conform to dissertation style demands
as found in Turabian.
IX.
Date
Mon
CALENDAR
Lesson
Assignment (LO)
Introduction Critical Reflection Papers A, B
Notes
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Tues
Wed
Thur
Fri
Lectures
Unit Analysis
Unit Analysis
Wrap up discussions
A, B, C
C
C
B, C
Submit Final
Paper TBA
D
X.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
A. On Preaching the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Elizabeth Achtemeier, The Old Testament and the Proclamation of the Gospel
(Philadelphia:Westminster, 1973).
________, Preaching from the Old Testament (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox,
1989).
________, Preaching from the Minor Prophets: Texts and Sermon Suggestions
(GrandRapids: Eerdmans, 1998).
________, Preaching Hard Texts of the Old Testament (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1998).
Ronald J. Allen and John C. Holbert, Holy Root, Holy Branches: Christian Preaching
from the Old Testament (Nashville: Abingdon, 1995).
John Bright, The Authority of the Old Testament (Nashville: Abingdon, 1967).
Walter Brueggemann, Cadences of Home: Preaching among Exiles (Louisville:
Westminster John Knox Press, 1997).
________, Finally Comes the Poet: Daring Speech for Proclamation (Minneapolis:
Fortress, 1989).
________, The Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness, ed. Charles L.
Campbell (Minneapolis:Fortress,1996).
James L. Crenshaw, Trembling at the Threshold of a Biblical Text (Grand Rapids:
Eerdmans, 1994).
Ellen F. Davis, Imagination Shaped: Old Testament Preaching in the Anglican Tradition
(Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1995).
Graeme Goldsworthy, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture (Grand Rapids:
Eerdmans, 2000).
Donald E. Gowan, Reclaiming the Old Testament for the Christian Pulpit (Atlanta: John
Knox, 1980).
Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary
Hermeneutical Method (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990).
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Emanuel Hirsch, Das Alte Testament und die Predigt des Evangeliums (Tübingen: J. C.
B. Mohr, 1936).
John C. Holbert, Preaching Old Testamnet: Proclamation and Narrative in the Hebrew
Bible (Nashville: Abingdon, 1991).
John C. Holbert, ed., Preaching from the Old Testament, Pentateuch, Prophets and
Writings, Papers of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Homiletics,
December 3-5, 1998.
Fredrick C. Holmgren, The Old Testament and the Significance of Jesus: Embracing
Change -- Maintaining Christian Identity (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999).
Howard Clark Kee and Irvin J. Borowsky, eds., Removing Anti-Judaism from the Pulpit
(New York: Continuum, 1996).
Richard Lischer, Theories of Preaching: Selected Readings in the Homiletical Tradition
(Durham: Labyrinth, 1987).
Thomas G. Long, The Witness of Preaching (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1989).
________, Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1989).
Foster R. McCurley, Jr., Proclaiming the Promise: Christian Preaching from the Old
Testament (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1974).
________, Wrestling with the Word: Christian Preaching from the Hebrew Bible (Valley
Forge: Trinity Press International, 1996).
Alyce M. McKenzie, Preaching Proverbs: Wisdom for the Pulpit (Louisville:
Westminster John Knox, 1996).
Carol Antablin Miles, Proclaiming the Gospel of God: The Promise of a LiteraryTheological Hermeneutical Approach to Christian Preaching of the Old
Testament (Ann Arbor:
University Microfilms, 2000).
*Gerhard von Rad, Biblical Interpretations in Preaching
(Nashville: Abingdon, 1978). *James A. Sanders, God Has a Story Too: Sermons
in Context (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979).
Mark Saperstein, Jewish Preaching, 1200-1800: An Anthology (New Haven: Yale
University Press, 1989).
Christopher Seitz, Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological
Witness (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998).
________, ed., Reading and Preaching the Book of Isaiah (Philadelphia: Fortress,
1988).
J. Alfred Smith, Sr., �ew Treasures from the Old: A Guide to Preaching
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from the Old Testament (Progressive National Baptist Convention, 1987).
R. Kendall Soulen, The God of Israel and Christian Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress,
1996).
Dwight E. Stevenson, Preaching on the Books of the Old Testament (New York: Harper
and Brothers, 1961).
Lawrence E. Toombs, The Old Testament in Christian Preaching (Philadelphia:
Westminster, 1961).
Gene M. Tucker, “Reading and Preaching the Old Testament,” in Listening to the Word:
Studies in Honor of Fred B. Craddock, eds. Gail R. O’Day and Thomas G. Long
(Nashville:Abingdon, 1993).
Wilhelm Vischer, The Witness of the Old Testament to Christ (London: Lutterworth
Press, 1949).
James Ward and Christine Ward, Preaching from the Prophets (Nashville: Abingdon,
1995).
Claus Westermann, The Old Testament and Jesus Christ (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1970).
Clark M. Williamson and Ronald J. Allen, Interpreting Difficult Texts: Anti-Judaism and
Christian Preaching (Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1989).
Hans Walter Wolff, Old Testament and Christian Preaching (Philadelphia: Fortress,
1986). B. Selected Commentaries on Genesis
B. Various interpretative sources for when preaching from the Old Testament
Walter Brueggemann, Genesis, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and
Preaching (Atlanta: John Knox, 1982).
Terence Fretheim, “The Book of Genesis: Introduction, Commentary, and Reflections,”
in the New Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 1, ed. Leander Keck (Nashville:
Abingdon, 1994), 321-674.
Hermann Gunkel, Genesis (Macon: Mercer University Press, 1997).
Victor Hamilton, The Book of Genesis: Chapters 1-17, New International Commentary
on theOld Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990).
________, The Book of Genesis: Chapters 18-50, New International Commentary on the
Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995).
Gerhard von Rad, Genesis: A Commentary, rev. ed., trans. John Marks, Old Testament
Library (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1972).
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Nahum Sarna, Genesis, JPS Torah Commentary (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication
Society, 1989).
John Skinner, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Genesis, 2d ed.,
International Critical Commentary (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1930).
E. A. Speiser, Genesis, Anchor Bible 1 (Garden City: Doubleday, 1964).
Gordon J. Wenham, Genesis 1-15, Word Biblical Commentary 1 (Waco: Word Books,
1987).
________, Genesis 16-50, Word Biblical Commentary 2 (Waco: Word Books, 1994).
Claus Westermann, Genesis 1-11: A Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1984).
________, Genesis 12-36: A Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1985).
________, Genesis 37-50: A Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1986).
C. Selected Works on (Hebrew) Narrative
Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (New York: Basic Books, 1981).
Michael Fishbane, Text and Texture: Close Readings of Selected Biblical Texts (New
York: Schocken Books, 1979).
J. P. Fokkelman, Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide (Louisville:
Westminster John Knox, 1999).
John Goldingay, Models for Interpretation of Scripture (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995),
especially 1-86.
David M. Gunn and Danna Nolan Fewell, Narrative in the Hebrew Bible (New York:
Oxford University Press, 1993).
Peter D. Miscall, The Workings of Old Testament Narrative (Philadelphia: Fortress,
1983).
Meir Sternberg, The Poetics of Biblical Narrative: Ideological Literature and the Drama
of Reading (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987
XI.
STUDENTS WITH A DOCUMENTED DISABILITY
may contact the Office of Disability Academic Support (ODAS) in DH 2016 to make
arrangements for academic accommodations. For all disability testing accommodation
requests (i.e. quieter environment, extended time, oral testing, etc.) the Tutoring/Testing
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Center is the officially designated place for all tests administered outside of the regular
classroom.
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