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Resources in homiletics and preaching. 

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Reference Works

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Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching - ed. Richard Lischer and William H. Willimon
Call Number: REFERENCE BV4211.2 .C583 1995
A small but worthwhile volume of brief articles, with short bibliographies. Includes famous preachers as well as important concepts.
Call Number: Online
Includes articles, blogs, and videos related to aspects of preaching and preaching topics. The Library includes many resources relevant to sermon preparation, including online commentaries and lectionary resources.

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The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching - ed. Paul Scott Wilson
Call Number: BV4211.3 .N49 2008
Interesting reference work arranged by topical sections, with repeating and overlapping subject articles from various perspectives. Covers all aspects of current homiletical thought, from a wide variety of scholars.

Bibliographies in Print
The following volumes of preaching resources are available in the Reference Room of Pitts Theology Library:
Recent Homiletical Thought: A Bibliography, 1935-1965 (Ref. Z7826 .A35 1986)
Recent Homiletical Thought: An Annotated Bibliography, Volume 2, 1966-1979 (Ref. Z7826 .L54)
Bibliography on Preaching, 1975-1985 (Ref. Z7826 .A35 1986)
Bibliography of Books on Preaching Currently in Print (1983) (Ref. Z7826 .B52 1983)


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Getting Started: Finding Books

One easy way to start your research is to go to the stacks and see what's on the shelves. Works about preaching are shelved by call numbers in the range


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Hint: Once you've found an item in the catalog that looks good, click on the Subject headings to find other items on that same topic.

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Bibliographies: Online

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