The Fifth Horseman

The Fifth Horseman : And Other Sermons (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Fifth Horseman: And Other Sermons An able and sympathetic critic of the pulpit '1 insists that one of the outstanding weaknesses of the preaching of today is an inability to organize materials. Probably no preacher of the last generatron did more to bring the formal religious discourse in disrepute than Phillips Brooks. Yet this prince of preachers did not hesitate to appreciate the virtues of the old p111 pit method. His testimony is most suggestive The statement of the subject, the division into heads, the recapitulation at the end, all the scaffolding and anatomy of the sermon is out of favor, and there are many good jests about it. I can only say that I have come to fear it less and less. The escape from it must be not negative but positive. The true way to get rid of the boniness of a sermon is not by getting rid of the skeleton but clothing it with flesh. The preachers of today will do well to heed this caution. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243278640
  • 9780243278640