It is almost ten years since I first read Lowry’s The Homiletical Plot. It was in preparation to teach an elective course for our two week “Winterim.” The “aha!. The Homiletical Plot provides a plotline for narrative sermons which suggests the preacher might typically move through five discernible stages. The Homiletical Plot The Sermon as Narrative Art Form a.k.a. “The Lowry Loop” by Eugene L. Lowry A book summary by Rob Guenther.

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Inductive — Starts with the problem. Look to the Greek and Hebrew and other translations. I would be glad to write answers for this assignment. The hated Samaritan is most loving. Lowry is William K. What is my personal involvement in the situation?

This book is a good tool for a beginning preacher or someone looking for a classic text in homiletics. Law makes the difference between the gospel being kindly words and redemptive words.

Rather than push people to act, let the gospel remove the barriers. Minor ambiguities also help draw attention.

What is the Homiletical Plot?

Incompletion leaves them hanging for a resolution. Help Center Find new research papers in: However, it is important to note that Lowry is not suggesting the forcing of any text into his 5-stage loop. Deductive — Starts homileticla the Word.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The Homiletic Plot was first released inthen re-released twenty-one years later. He presents a good case for thinking of sermons as horizontal rather than vertical, an event in time rather than space, progressing rather than static, organically developed rather than constructed. Westminster John Knox Press Amazon.

The text of the book remains unchanged, with the only significant change being an additional afterword. You are commenting using your Facebook account. You give it away! None of these are attempts to be clever, but allowing yourself to take off the blinders and to be surprised by the gospel. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Choose a new perspective. The context of the first part of the sermon i. Now in reissue with a new foreword by Fred B. With the tough task of thorough diagnosis done, applying the prescription of the gospel is the fun part.

Prodigal Son — Surprise! Even with all the explanation and helpful diagrams, the reader is still left wondering what this actually looks like in a sermon.

Chapter Three — Plot Forms. Some aspects of it may not fully satisfy all of us. Give the details and the big picture. This book will appeal to a broad spectrum of Christendom, and deliberately so, but some of us may feel the need to translate some of its teaching into our paradigm.


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The Homiletical Plot: The Sermon as Narrative Art Form – Eugene L. Lowry – Google Books

While I hope you were blessed by it, this summary was really intended for myself as I actively read the book. This site uses cookies.

What consequences can be anticipated as a result of this intersection of gospel and human predicament? Chapter One — Image of the Sermon.

The Homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition (Paper)

We at Watershed have used this book for many years in our Sunday messages, hoping to let God-in-scripture move us deeper to the real heart of the matter. Jason on The Homiletical Plot — A…. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I hope you will give answers to it.