Date of Award
Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
The study seeks to determine the relationship of intellect and emotion in preaching, to discover the relative importance of each, and to point out the factors involved in achieving a balance between appeals to intellect and appeals to emotion. Preaching tends in varying degrees to the extreme of dogmatic lecturing on the one hand, and on the other, to the extreme of the revivalistic tent-service. Therefore, answers to these questions are here sought: (1) What is the nature and importance of intellectual appeal in preaching? (2) What is the nature and importance of emotional appeal in preaching? (3) What is the relationship between the two? (4) How may an effective balance between the two be achieved?
Polster, Arnim Henry, "The Importance and Means in Achieving a Balance in Appeals to Intellect and to Emotionin Preaching" (1956). Bachelor of Divinity. 531.
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