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Lischer, Richard

Overview
Works: 33 works in 99 publications in 3 languages and 4,945 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Biography  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BV4208.U6, 251.0092
Publication Timeline
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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 )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,639 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 446 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 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise encyclopedia of preaching( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 337 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 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 240 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 127 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 42 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 )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 32 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 12 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( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sekai sekkyō, sekkyōgaku jiten( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 3 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sŏlkyohak sajŏn( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great preachers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each video includes a sermon by a contemporary preacher plus an interview. Videos 1-17 include guide with transcription of sermon
Sekkyō no shingaku : Kirisuto no inochi o tsutaeru( Book )

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

Sekkyosha kingu : Amerika o ugokashita kotoba by Richard Lischer( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sekkyō o meguru chie no kotoba : Kodai kara gendai made( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America
Alternative Names
リシャー, R

リシャー, リチャード

Languages
English (78)

Japanese (12)

Korean (1)

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