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Presentation on Mashup Religion by John McClure

A Presentation on Mashup Religion by John S. McClure

by Steve Thomason

 A Term Paper Presented to Professors Mary Hess and Gary Simpson

Luther Seminary | As a Requirement in Course CL8530 Gospel and Culture

 St. Paul, Minnesota |  2012

Introduction

John McClure is the Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School. He specializes in homiletics and has written several books and articles on the subject. He is a past president (2003) of the Academy of Homiletics, and is co-editor, with Dale Andrews, of the Academy’s journal Homiletic. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), he served as the pastor of Ensley Highland Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and taught preaching for 17 years at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary before arriving at Vanderbilt in 2003.[1] read more

Updated Image for Postmodern Turn in Hermeneutics

Last fall I created this black and white image during my independent study of Adult Learning and Spirituality. I’ve always intended to update it. Now that I’m studying for question #3 in my comprehensives, it made sense to take a few minutes and finish the illustration. You’ll notice that I added the sinking ship of deconstructive postmodernism that stands in contrast to the multi-perspectival raft of constructive postmodernism. The deconstructive boat broke apart on the iceberg of nihilism. So sad. read more

Paper | A Presentation on Hans-Georg Gadamer

Hans-Georg Gadamer | by Steve Thomason | A Term Paper | Presented to Dr. Craig Van Gelder | Luther Seminary | As a Requirement in Course LD8910 The Hermeneutics of Leading in Mission | St. Paul, Minnesota | 2011

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Introduction

oldGadamerHans-Georg Gadamer was born in 1900 and died in 2002. One could say that he was truly a man of the 20th century. This is fitting since his life and work demonstrated the transitional nature of the 20th century as the academic disciplines made a turn from Enlightenment thinking to a postmodern sensibility. Gadamer’s presentation of philosophical hermeneutics was one of the pivotal contributions that brought about that turn. read more

Book | Practicing Gospel by Edward Farley

9780664224981_p0_v1_s600Farley, Edward. Practicing Gospel: Unconventional Thoughts on the Church’s Ministry. 1st ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

The Author

Edward Farley is Professor Emeritus of Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written a number of books on theology and theological education.

William Edward Farley has distinguished himself as a scholar and teacher in the field of theology.A native of Louisville, Dr. Farley majored in philosophy at Centre and was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. read more