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Dialogue Preaching,
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[German Version]

taken in the narrow sense of the term, refers to worship proclamation by two preachers engaged in dialogue with one another. Used in a broader sense, however, it may also denote an agenda of fundamental criticism that is dissatisfied with the monological character of the sermon from the pulpit and seeks alternatives that would seem less authority-dependent and more efficient in terms of communication theory.

German discussion in homiletics has been debating the issue since the 1960s. The discussion was most intense between 1968 and the early 1970s…

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Daiber, Karl-Fritz, “Dialogue Preaching,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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