Monday, March 24, 2014
The Fool Before the Powers: Preaching as Interruption
Sponsored in part by the Conrad Lectureship Fund and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster
Rev. Dr. Charles Campbell, Duke Divinity School
Dr. Campbell’s work focuses on the biblical, theological, and ethical dimensions of preaching. He is specifically interested in the Christological and apocalyptic aspects of preaching, the role of preaching in relation to the “principalities and powers,” and contemporary homiletical theory. He is currently writing a theological commentary on First Corinthians.
His publications include Preaching Fools: The Gospel as a Rhetoric of Folly (with Johan Cilliers; 2012); The Word Before the Powers: An Ethic of Preaching (2002); The Word on the Street: Performing the Scriptures in the Urban Context, (with Stanley P. Saunders; 2000); and Preaching Jesus: New Directions for Homiletics in Hans Frei’s Postliberal Theology (1997). He is past president of the Academy of Homiletics.