Preaching as Repetition – in Times of Transition

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In this article, I present insights from an empirical study of a congregation which consists of a medley of refugees from the Middle East who have recently converted from Islam and ethnic Danes whose families have belonged to the
Lutheran Church for generations. The empirical material is analyzed in light of Søren Kierkegaard’s category of repetition, in the sense of receiving anew, because this phenomenon appears crucial, not only to the genre of preaching but to preachers and listeners alike – especially, in times and situations of transition. I suggest that the Kierkegaardian notion of repetition may be useful as a homiletical category with regard of scholars’ method, preachers’ preparation and listeners’ appropriation of preaching.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Homiletics
Volume1
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)34-51
Number of pages18
ISSN2366-7958
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2016

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