To Preach or Not To Preach - The Church's Urgent Question
The author of this stimulating study does not believe in beating about the bush. In the second sentence of his introduction, he tells us that 'the sermon' has survived only because its critics have been 'ignored or misunderstood'. In the next paragraph, the critique of preaching becomes even more direct: the sermon lacks biblical justification and 'is injurious to the life of the Christian community'. Thus, the question raised by the book's title is answered on the first page and the reply is a resounding negative. This is then an anti-preaching tract.
Dr David Smith
To Preach Or Not To Preach: The Church's Urgent Question By David C. Norrington Paternoster Press. 130 pages ISBN 0 85364 697 X
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