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Essay on the Composition and Delivery of a Sermon (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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Essay on the Composition and Delivery of a Sermon (Paperback): Jean Frdric Ostervald

Essay on the Composition and Delivery of a Sermon (Paperback)

Jean Frdric Ostervald

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... arise from inattention to the rules of precision; from wrong ideas of theology or of preaching; and from a supposition that good preaching consists in over-crowding sermons. They arise also from losing too much time in exordiums and preliminary observations. Were these retrenched, (which may be done so as to retain whatever is important, ) your sermons would be judiciously curtailed. Receive it therefore as a maxim, to enter speedily upon the principal matter of discourse. I have now closed the general subject of preaching. SECTION XVIII. PARTICULAR RVLES TOR THE COMPOSITION Or HOMILIES. Sermons are of two kinds: homilies, which expound the scriptures; and sermons, properly so called, which discuss particular subjects. Attention must be paid to the rules for the composition of each class. I. Beginning with the former, the First rule is, to know the object of your text. This must be perfectly understood before you reflect on what may be advanced upon the subject. Aiming at this, never consider a text separately from its connexion; but inquire on what occasion, and with what design, it was delivered. Attend maturely to what precedes and follows, and to the whole scope of the subject. Inquire, who spoke, to whom the discourse was addressed, and what was their peculiar situation. Suppose, for instance, you should expound St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, or to the Galatians, it should be fully recollected, that he had in view those Christians who were desirous of associating the Jewish ritual with the simplicity of the gospel. II. The second rule is, to read the text in the original; because, in many places, the versions are defective. Historical passages In many places the versions are defective.--This remark of our professor and commentator is..

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Jean Frdric Ostervald
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-14616-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-14616-3
Barcode: 9780217146166

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