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"People have an idea that the preacher is an actor on a stage and they are the critics, blaming or praising him. What they don't know is that they are the actors on the stage; he (the preacher) is merely the prompter standing in the wings, reminding them of their lost lines."

                                                                                            - Søren Kierkegaard

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How to Use This Guide


This research guide is a comprehensive guide related to biblical exposition and preaching. The information provided here is useful for students taking Bible Exposition I and II at SEBTS, those doing advanced research in preaching, or pastors looking for more resources for their ministry. Like any other research guide, its aim is not to represent an exhaustive list of materials but to serve as a launching point for a more in depth study.

Standard resources can be found under each category tab according to the student's interest and focus. The books are listed with their call number or e-book link, respectively. By clicking on a title you may obtain more information for each book.


Hermeneutics and Homiletics: Works on interpreting the Bible and the art of preaching.
History and Theology of Preaching: A diachronic focus on the history of preaching and theological stances on preaching. 

Sermon Preparation and Delivery: Practical guides for preaching. 

Contextualization: Resources on how to expound Bible texts with relevance to the audience's context. 

Journal Articles

The tab "Journals" offers a selection of periodicals in Print and/or Online that deal with the subject of homiletics and preaching.  

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Call Numbers and Subject Headings


BV 4200 - 4317 Preaching and Homiletics

Library of Congress Subject Heading Outlines