1See John H. Leith, The Reformed Imperative: What the Church Has to Say That No One Else Can Say (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1989). See also the chapter on preaching in Leith’s From Generation to Generation (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990), and his “Calvin’s Doctrine of the Proclamation of the Word and Its Significance for Today,” John Calvin and the Church: A Prism of Reform, ed. Timothy George (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990), 206-229.

2John H. Leith, Creeds of the Churches (Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1982), 131.

3Friedrich Schleiermacher, The Christian Faith (New York: Harper and Row, 1963) 2:738-751

4Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers (New York: Harper and Row, 1986), 151. For a more positive appraisal of Schleiermacher, see B. A. Gerrish, A Prince of the Church: Schleiermacher and the Beginnings of Modern Theology (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984).

5Karl Barth, Homiletics (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991), 22-23.

6D. Martin Luthers Werke, Kritische Gesamtausgabe, 58 vols. (Weimar: Böhlau, 1833), 19:78.

7Leith, From Generation to Generation, 95.

8Richard Stauffer, “Le discours à la première personne dans les sermônes de Calvin,” Regards contemporains sur Jean Calvin (Paris, 1965). Quoted in Leith, “Calvin’s Doctrine,” 211.

9Comm. Jer. 1:9-10. See William J. Bouwsma, John Calvin: A Sixteenth Century Portrait (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), 226.

10John Calvin, Letters of John Calvin, ed. Jules Bonnet (Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1858) 2:190-191; Comm. John 17:1.

11Ian Breward, ed., The Works of William Perkins (Appleford: Sutton Courtenay Press, 1970), 349.

12Ibid., 327.

13See, for example, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Preaching and Preachers (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971), 187.

14Philip Schaff, ed., The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980), 3:369.

15Ibid., 370.

16Ibid., 373.

17Ibid., 372.

18John Calvin, Sermons on the Saving Work of Christ, tr. Leroy Nixon (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1950), 53.

19Ibid., 60.

20Ibid., 65.

21Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Sermons on Sovereignty (Pasadena, Texas: Pilgrim Publication, 1990), 202.

22Ibid., 212.

23Ibid., 213.

24Merrill R. Abbey, Living Doctrine in a Vital Pulpit (New York: Abingdon, 1964), 3. For a recent statement of this challenge, see John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1990).

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