Evangelical theologian Timothy George has written a fascinating and illuminating post entitled “How the Reformation Recovered Preaching.”
Prof. George shows not only historical facts about how the Reformation put the sermon back into the worship service. (Before, sermons were only given on special occasions, and often outdoors instead of in the sanctuary.) Drawing deeply on Luther, He also explores the theology of the sermon, which is a “sacramental event.”
Read highlights after the jump.
(Painting by Lucas Cranach, Altarpiece at St. Mary’s Church, Wittenberg. Reproduction by Torsten Schleese (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.)