Word and Sacrament
A key matter for theological reflection is the relationship of Word and Sacrament. Thinking theologically about preaching entails reflection about preaching’s place in worship and its relation to the theological question of the “means of grace.” The resources in this section explore this theological intersection that has become even more important for preaching since Vatican II and the ensuing liturgical renewal across many churches. A homiletical theology must understand its work in relation not just to preaching, but to the church’s sacramental and worship life.
Word and Sacrament Bibliography A-F
Allmen, Jean-Jacques von. Preaching and Congregation. trans. B.L. Nicholas, London: Lutterworth Press, 1962..
Babin, David E. Week In – Week Out: A New Look at Liturgical Preaching. New York: Seabury Press,1976.
Bosch, Paul. The Sermon as Part of the Liturgy. St. Louis: Concordia, 1977.
Browne, R.E.C. The Ministry of the Word. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1958.
Chauvet, Louis-Marie. The Sacraments: The Word of God at the Mercy of the Body. Collegeville MN: A Pueblo Book, The Liturgical Press, 2001.
Coffin, Henry Sloane. Communion Through Preaching. New York: Scribner’s, 1952.
Coggan, Donald. Preaching the Sacrament of the Word. New York: Crossroad, 1988. Also in a second edition, A New Day for Preaching: the Sacrament of the Word, London: S.P.C.K., 1996.
Cooke, Bernard. Ministry to Word and Sacrament. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976.
Daw, Carl. Breaking the Word. New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1994.
Evans Crawford. The Hum: Call and Response in African American Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.
Forde, Gerhard O. The Preached God: Proclamation in Word and Sacrament., M.C. Mattes and S. D. Paulson eds., Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.
Fuller, Reginald H. What is Liturgical Preaching? London: SCM Press, 1957.
Word and Sacrament Bibliography G-M
Gibson, Paul. “Both Word and Table”, PMC vol. 4, no.5, January 1988.
Greenhaw, D.M. and Allen, R.J., eds. Preaching in the Context of Worship., St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2000.
Hageman, Howard. Pulpit and Table. London: SCM Press, 1962
Hilkert, Mary Catherine. Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination. New York: Continuum, 1997.
Hogan, Lucy Lind, “Alpha, Omega, and Everything in Between” in The Purposes of Preaching, ed. Jana Childers, St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2004.
Janowiak, Paul. The Holy Preaching: The Sacramentality of the Word in the Liturgical Assembly. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2000.
Keir, Thomas H. The Word in Worship: Preaching and its Setting in Common Worship. London: Oxford University Press, 1962.
Macleod, Donald. Word and Sacrament: A Preface to Preaching and Worship. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1960.
Monshau, Michael, Ed.; Preaching at the Double Feast. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006.
Quivik, Melinda. Serving the Word: Preaching in Worship. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009.
Word and Sacrament Bibliography R-Z
Rahner, Karl. “The Word and the Eucharist,” in Theological Investigations, Volume IV. trans. Kevin Smyth, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1966.
Rice, Charles. The Embodied Word: Preaching as Art and Liturgy. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.
Satterlee, Craig Alan. Ambrose of Milan’s Method of Mystagogical Preaching. Collegeville: Pueblo/Liturgical Press, 2002.
— and Lester Ruth. Creative Preaching on the Sacraments. Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2001.
Schwartz, Hans. Divine Communication: Word and Sacrament in Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspective. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985.
Skudlarek, William. The Word in Worship. Nashville: Abingdon, 1981.
Townsend, Todd . The Sacramentality of Preaching. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
Troeger, Tom . Preaching and Worship St. Louis: Chalice, 2003
Wallace, James A. Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart the Homily on the Feasts and Within the Rites. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.
Wallace, Ronald S. Calvin’s Doctrine of the Word and Sacrament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957.
Willimon, William H. The Intrusive Word: Preaching to the Unbaptized. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1994.
—. Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1992.