Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Richard Cammerer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 8:19; Colossians 3:12-17; Ephesians 5:19-21; Hebrews 10:19-25; James 5:16; John 3:1-21; John 4:1-15; Luke 11:1; Luke 12:13; Luke 12:25-26; Luke 17:5; Luke 22:24-30; Matthew 12:46-50; Matthew 18:21; Romans 14:19;


Dialogue is the big word in communication today, and it is a principle that those who work in group dynamics have put to good use. It is the purpose of this paper to demonstrate that principles of dialogue--principles which have proven their value in group dynamics--are useful, indeed necessary, in preaching, if real communication is going to take place. Implicit in the concept of dialogical preaching is the understanding that preaching is not a one-way phenomenon--from pulpit to pew--but that the listener has a function and responsibility in the communication that takes place on Sunday morning, both in response to the preacher and in communication with his fellow listeners.

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