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Theology Is for Proclamation Review Î 102 ☆ ➸ Theology Is for Proclamation Free ➮ Author Gerhard O. Forde – 'This book drags systematic theology out of the study sticks it into the pulpit onto the altar and under the waters of baptism so that it proclaims the gospel It sets limits within which discussion'This book drags systematic theology out of the study sticks it into the pulpit onto the altar and under the waters of baptism so that it proclaims the gospel. It's a good book that powerfully makes the case for the necessary relation between theology and proclamation ie the need to declare the gospel truths as having direct meaning for the hearing faithful He applies critiues to pop religion from both the left and the right and makes his arguments for the most part from a standpoint of Lutheran orthodoxy There are a few places where he concedes too much to higher criticism and the book can be a stretch if you're not a Lutheran and he makes sharp attacks on any doctrine of free will But for the most part his content is compelling even for those of us who are Arminian The book has a lot of uotables about faith life worship doctrine proclamation the role of the proclaimer and hearing

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Theology Is for ProclamationIt sets limits within which discussions of ministry and ecumenism must occur if we are to remain proclaimers of the gospel Forde's work ought to be the center. Forde's objective is to correct modern preaching He does this with three basic premises getting God off our backs God preached vs God not preached and doing the text to the hearers Both theists and atheists alike attempt to get God off their backs The theist attempts through theodicy and synergism; the atheist attempts by getting rid of God entirely Both are results of what Forde calls the upward fall 48 as opposed to what we normally call the fall since the fall of man is not really a downward ascent but when in which we attempt to ascend to be gods—to usurp God's throne Also as a result of the upward fall is our attempt to proclaim God not preached rather than God preached Here Forde borrows from Luther's Deus absconditusDeus revelatus theology As theologians of glory we attempt to preach the hidden God As a direct result of the upward fall as gods we think we can examine the hiddenness of God and draw sound conclusions from our examination but they are merely examinations Seeking to be gods we do not let God be God We are only to preach God preached or God revealed—what He has made known about HimselfFurther preachers are to do the text to the hearers Forde puts it best we inuire what the text did to the hearers and prepare to do that again 156 This directly challenges the usual allegorical method of modern preaching where preachers find some secret meaning in a text that the text is not truly conveying The allegorical method attempts to make the text relevant In doing so instead of the text changing our story we interpret the text to fit our story 153 Rather the preacher is to do to his hearers what the text did to the hearers of its dayThis is a great read for any theological student However as the book is geared towards proclamationpreaching from the pulpit in the public office of the pastor this book will be most meaningful and insightful for pursuing pastors particularly Lutheran pastors Forde’s systematic theology is a brilliant theology that challenges today’s modern conventions especially those of the evangelical persuasion This being the case evangelicals will find the book especially challenging and frustrating as Forde completely dismantles their presumptuous thinking and interpretative frameworksee my full review at