Heil verkündigen. Heilsbotschaften und Unheilshintergründe in heutigen Predigten.

[= Proclaiming salvation. Messages of salvation and backgrounds of woe in contemporary sermons]

Münster (LIT) 2005, 144 pp.; series: „Homiletische Perspektiven“ Bd. 1

Which messages of salvation do preachers proclaim today? Which words and images do they use to describe ‘salvation’ as they themselves experience it? Which background of ‘non-salvation’ is their starting-point? What are the main biblical and church traditions on which they draw? To which experiences of their listeners do they appeal? Do their words nurture a feeling of acceptance or is their appeal moralistic and censorious? As a practical theologian the author analyses recent internet-sermons and seeks an answer to these questions.