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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, David
dc.contributor.authorGenig, Joshua Dale
dc.coverage.spatial263en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-16T10:38:05Z
dc.date.available2012-04-16T10:38:05Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-19
dc.identifieruk.bl.ethos.552668
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/2554
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to demonstrate that, in failing to take the sacramentality of the Word seriously, the preaching of the Church has suffered negative consequences. In short, preaching has often become, at best, a form of instruction or, at worst, an incantation of sorts, rather than an integral part of deepening our relationship with Christ by functioning sacramentally to bring about divine participation with Jesus’ corporeal humanity in his living Word. Moreover, this trouble has had a profoundly negative effect on my own Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod due, in part, to our Reformation heritage as Christians who believe, teach, and confess the sole authority and divine inspiration of Holy Scripture. Yet, what has been lost over the past 500 years since the Reformation began is the reality of Christ’s ongoing corporeal presence in and for the Church, particularly as he is present in the viva vox of preaching. In order to recover that reality, I propose that one should consider the annunciation to Mary where, with a sermon of sorts, the corporeal Christ took up residence in the flesh of his hearer. In addition to granting Mary a son, however, this tangible presence of Jesus also delivered to her precisely what was contained within his own flesh: the fullness of the Godhead (Col 2:9). When understood as a biblical paradigm for the Church, it becomes clear that what happened to Mary can, indeed, happen to Christians of the present day. To that end, I propose that preaching today, when understood sacramentally, can deliver the fullness of the person of Christ, who continues to come in corporeality, with humanity and divinity, in the viva vox of preaching.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectVirgin Maryen_US
dc.subjectSacramenten_US
dc.subjectSacramentalen_US
dc.subjectPreachingen_US
dc.subjectWord of Goden_US
dc.subjectViva Voxen_US
dc.subjectCalvinen_US
dc.subjectLutheren_US
dc.subjectLutheran Churchen_US
dc.subjectAnnunciationen_US
dc.subjectTheosisen_US
dc.subjectDivine participationen_US
dc.subjectHomileticen_US
dc.subjectSermon formsen_US
dc.subjectBarthen_US
dc.subjectDavid Brownen_US
dc.subjectMysteryen_US
dc.subjectReformationen_US
dc.subjectIncarnationen_US
dc.subjectLukeen_US
dc.subjectMariologyen_US
dc.subject.lccBV4211.3G4
dc.subject.lcshPreachingen_US
dc.subject.lcshMary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--Annunciationen_US
dc.titleThe sacramentality of the Word : through the lens of the annunciation to Maryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US


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