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Narrativity in Action: Language, Culture and Text


Magdalena Grabowska, Grzegorz Grzegorczyk and Piotr Kallas

This monograph highlights the significance of narrative tools for the analysis of language behaviour in various social situations and considers narrativity as a natural human way of making sense. Through narration we develop unique modes of comprehending reality and dealing with its complicated structure. The analysis elaborates narrating as a dialogical experience and highlights its important role in coaching and in personalised education. Additionally it throws light on the modern city narrative as a literary genre. Lastly the authors develop the aspects of narrativity in the act of conversion in evangelical churches as an instance of identity enactment explaining the modern trends in preaching in charismatic evangelical churches.

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Traces of Narrative Preaching in Evangelical Sermons. The Case of a Charismatic Church Preaching (Magdalena Grabowska)


Magdalena Grabowska(University of Gdańsk)

Traces of Narrative Preaching in Evangelical Sermons. The Case of a Charismatic Church Preaching

Abstract: Visiting a charismatic evangelical church one may be struck by the sort and range of techniques and methods used by preachers during sermons. The scale and range of solutions is of special interest here because Pentecostal Christians reveal a great degree of creativity in this respect. Groups and churches united around Pentecostal tradition are especially willing to progress and advance new ideas and trends. One such novelty may be observed in the way sermons are delivered. Preachers use various motivation techniques to stimulate reflection and induce change in the lives of those who listen. It is noticeable that preaching methods have been touched by the spirit of the so called New Homiletic (also known as Narrative Preaching).

Keywords: charismatic church, evangelicalism, homiletics, narrative preaching


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