Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Michael C Whittington
Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Preaching, Discourse Analysis, Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Relational Reading
Biblical Studies | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Park, Sung-shin, "Relational Reading for Biblical Discourses: A New Strategy for Preparing Biblical Preaching" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1683.
The purpose of this thesis project is to propose a new strategy for preparing Biblical Preaching by demonstrating the value of using Relational Reading (RR). Since preaching is communication between God and His people, preachers must properly handle God’s message, His Word, written for His people. RR is a powerful interpretive tool that can help maintain the integrity of Scripture and assist pastors in their biblical preaching ministry. Theoretical and biblical research was conducted in relevant literature and articles on hermeneutics, homiletics and linguistics. Based on surveys sent to current pastors, the present situation of biblical interpreting and preaching was diagnosed. To prove the benefits and possible applications of RR, several biblical discourses were analyzed, and homiletic applications were presented from the results of analyzing discourse structures. Findings in this study were integrated to develop an appropriate nine-step manual intended to aid pastors in using RR for preparing biblical preaching.