In Preaching and Congregation, Jean-Jacques von Allmen (1917-1994) explores the possibilities of focussing on the action and moment of preaching, on bridging the gap between the speaker and congregant. von Allmen investigates homiletic considerations, including the place of preaching in the service, and that of the Reformed Church in the ecumenical movement. Within this insightful evaluation of ministry and its practical and spiritual implications, von Allmen offers ministers a view of preaching rooted in experience, scripture and practice.
Comprehensive and insightful, Preaching and Congregation represents von Allmen’s desire to encourage clergy, of any denomination, towards a deeper understanding of the grace and greatness of their callings, and a profound recognition of their responsibilities. First published in 1962, these theses continue to provoke contemplation and provide practical solutions.