This is a book which ministers should want to read, for it deals with their own stock in trade -- preaching. The author's...

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PREACHING AND THE DRAMATIC ARTS

This is a book which ministers should want to read, for it deals with their own stock in trade -- preaching. The author's contention is that the purpose of preaching is not to present an argument but to influence the wills of men. The true sermon should be directed not only to the mind, but to the whole psycho-physical organism which includes the mind but has a large place for the functioning of the emotions. From that fundamental point of view the author has much to say about the role of the imagination, the artistic medium for the sermon, the psychology of influencing character, the poetic touch, the art of using story material and creative delivery. This is not the usual handbook of practical hints for would-be preachers. It is a stimulating discussion of how preaching may be made more effective today, based on true psychological principles and artistic standards. Every preacher who wishes to be a good craftsman in his chosen calling should read it.

Pub Date: Nov. 9, 1948

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1948