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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preaching to brokenness: Proclaiming good news to churches in conflict
by Davis, Steven D., D.Min., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2013, 136; 3568626
Abstract (Summary)

Scripture is the story of brokenness and healing, as it describes the brokenness of the relationship between God and humanity, and then points us to the means of reconciliation in Jesus. God has committed to the church a “message of reconciliation” and yet the church is itself often a place of broken relationships and conflict. My goal is to offer a means by which preachers can take a pro-active approach to healing damaged relationships by creating stronger bonds between pastor and people, restoring broken relationships between congregational members and confronting the underlying causes of conflict and factionalism within congregations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brooks, Gennifer B.
Commitee: Blount, Reggie, Fowler, Mark
School: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Department: Graduate School
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 74/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion
Keywords: Church, Conflict, Factionalism, Preaching
Publication Number: 3568626
ISBN: 978-1-303-23262-6
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