Serious students of preaching will be glad to know about a newly revised and expanded edition of Duane Litfin’s book Paul’s Theology of Preaching: The Apostles Challenge to the Art of Persuasion in Ancient Corinth (IVP Academic). Litfin analyzes 1 Corinthians 1—4 to understand Paul’s own understanding of the work of the preacher, arguing for a distinction between the Greco-Roman rhetoric of his day and Paul’s emphasis on the preacher as herald.

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