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Preaching in Dialect
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[German Version]

is an expression of liturgical “multiligualism” (Cornehl, 83). It represents a form of preaching marked by its focus on the congregation and its contextuality. Different dialects may be involved, such as Low German or Swabian; preaching to a congregation must also be distinguished from proclamation of the gospel through the media (Preaching). Where a dialect is in active (or at least passive) use in the everyday life (Life-world) of the congregation (and the preacher), preaching in dialect can meet the demands of the homiletical s…

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Schröder, Bernd, “Preaching in Dialect”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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