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Lischer, Richard

Overview
Works: 29 works in 106 publications in 3 languages and 5,094 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Biography  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BV4208.U6, 251.0092
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Most widely held works about Richard Lischer
 
Most widely held works by Richard Lischer
The preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America by Richard Lischer( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today it seems extraordinary that a nation the size of the United States could have been so profoundly affected by the minister of a little Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama. But at a turning point in American history, Martin Luther King, Jr., had an incalculable effect on the fabric of daily life and the laws of the nation. As no other preacher in living memory and no politician since Lincoln, he transposed the themes of love, suffering, deliverance, and justice from the sacred shelter of the pulpit into the arena of public policy. He was the last great religious reformer in America. How the man who always saw himself as "fundamentally a clergyman, a Baptist preacher" crafted his strategic vision and moved a nation to renewal is the subject of this remarkable new book
Marx and Teilhard : two ways to the new humanity by Richard Lischer( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theology of preaching : the dynamics of the Gospel by Richard Lischer( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise encyclopedia of preaching( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The company of preachers : wisdom on preaching, Augustine to the present( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of preaching : selected readings in the homiletical tradition by Richard Lischer( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of words : the language of reconciliation in a culture of violence by Richard Lischer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the horrors and violence of the twentieth century, words can seem futile. In this reflection on the place of preaching today, Richard Lischer recognizes that our mass-communication culture is exhausted by words. Facing up to language's disappointments and dead ends, he opens a path to its true end." "With chapters on vocation, interpretation, narration, and reconciliation, The End of Words shows how faithful reading of Scripture rather than flashy performance paves the way for effective preaching. Lischer challenges conventional storytelling with a deeper and more biblical view of narrative preaching. The ultimate purpose of preaching, he argues, is to speak God's peace, the message of reconciliation." "While Lischer's End of Words will surely be invaluable to pastors and preachers, his honest, readable style will appeal to anyone concerned with speaking Christianly."--Jacket
Speaking of Jesus : finding the words for witness by Richard Lischer( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the parables by Richard Lischer( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Parables make up one-third of Jesus' speech in the New Testament. In this volume, Richard Lischer provides an expert guide to these parables and proposes an important distinction between reading and interpreting the parables. Emphasizing the importance of reading the parables versus interpreting them, Lischer asserts that reading offers a kind of breathing space to explore historical, literary, theological, and socio-political dimensions of the parables and their various meanings, whereas interpreting implies an expert and critical position that must be defended. In this volume, Lischer lays out four theories for reading parables: 1) parables obscure truth; 2) parables teach many truths; 3) parables teach one truth; and 4) parables undermine the truth. Ultimately, he concludes that biblical parables undermine dominant myths called "the truth" to shine light on the Truth that is Jesus, God's presence with us"--
The eloquence of grace : Joseph Sittler and the preaching life( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph A. Sittler (1904-1987) was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, distinguished for his pioneering work in ecology and for his preeminence as a preacher. He gave both the Beecher Lectures at Yale and the Noble Lectures at Harvard. As the "preacher's theologian," Sittler approached the interpretation of Scripture with a clear understanding of current critical scholarship, but also in the freedom of the gospel at the center of Scripture and with the humility of a theologian of the cross. In following the trajectory of the text into the preaching situation he gave a lively, timeless, and eloquent expression to the fact that the interpretation of texts is in the service of proclamation. This collection of readings from Sittler's rich legacy contains a great many presentations and sermons that have never before appeared in print. Theologically serious preaching, close attention to language, engagement with the best of sacred and secular culture, and a deep respect for the text, all characteristics of Sittler's work, are the sort of features that continue to edify. They remain as benchmarks for good preaching even as styles and contexts evolve."--Publisher's description
Richard Lischer by Richard Lischer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an actual sermon, prepared and delivered for this series, with an interview by host Bill Turpie, to explore their message and spiritual journey in preaching
Great preachers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten famous contemporary English-speaking preachers deliver ten sermons and are interviewed by host Bill Turpie about their sermon and spiritual journey in preaching
Sekkyō o meguru chie no kotoba : kodai kara gendai made 1( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Blessed are the debonair' : James Cleland as preacher and homiletician by Richard Lischer( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sekkyō no shingaku : Kirisuto no inochi o tsutaeru( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sŏlgyo ŭi sinhak = A theology of preaching by Richard Lischer( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of words : preaching the Gospel in a world come of age by Richard Lischer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Open secrets : a memoir of faith and discovery by Richard Lischer( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book captures the friendships, rivalries, and rumors of small-town life by chronicling the lives of the citizens of a small Midwestern community through the eyes of a young minister
 
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The preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America
Alternative Names
Richard Lischer American preacher

리셔, 리차드

리셔, 리처드

리스쳐, 리챠드

リシャー, R

リシャー, リチャード

Languages
English (83)

Japanese (13)

Korean (3)

Covers
A theology of preaching : the dynamics of the GospelConcise encyclopedia of preachingThe company of preachers : wisdom on preaching, Augustine to the presentThe end of words : the language of reconciliation in a culture of violenceOpen secrets : a memoir of faith and discovery