Calls to preach: constructing vocational theology

Walton, H. (2009) Calls to preach: constructing vocational theology. Practical Theology, 2(1), pp. 63-74.

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Abstract

This article uses autoethnographic techniques to construct an understanding of preaching as both calling and work. This process raises questions relating to the formation of the preacher, the sources that are drawn upon in the construction of the sermon and the authority that is claimed for the message given. It is demonstrated that an embodied understanding of the work of the preacher challenges dominant models and points towards ways in which incarnational understandings of vocation can be further developed in relation to other fields of Christian practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Walton, Professor Heather
Authors: Walton, H.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Practical Theology
ISSN:1756-073X
ISSN (Online):1756-0748

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