Grace and Task of Preaching
Editor: Michael Monshau, O.P.,
is professor of homiletics at the Dominican School of Philosophy
and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
What is the point of preaching?Is it possible to
preach helpfully on moral questions?
Can preaching learn anything from adult education? How does preaching
relate to a life of prayer or contemplation? Why did Vatican II
insist on the value of liturgical preaching? How does preaching
relate to critical biblical study?
Timothy Radcliffe, Mary Catherine Hilkert,
Albert Nolan, and Paul Murray are among
the team of 18 scholars from Ireland, Britain, the USA, the Philippines,
South Africa and Australia who address these and similar questions.
These authors, skilled in biblical studies, theology and history,
and personally committed to the duty and craft of preaching, help
explore the implications of what the preacher attempts to do.
They recognise both the challenge and the joy of having a part
in the grace and task of preaching.
These essays are prepared and published as a tribute
to Damian Byrne, O.P. (1929-1996), eighty-third successor to St
Dominic in the post of Master of the Order of Preachers.
Preaching at the Double Feast
Homiletics for Eucharistic Worship
Michael Monshau, Editor
Since the Reformation, the focal point of worship for many Christian churches has been the table of the Word—the proclamation of Scriptures and the preaching event. Congregations have been fed, often well and abundantly, at the “single feast” table o...
At the Service of the Holy Preaching
Dublin: Dominican Publications, 2006