A Legacy of Preaching, Volume Two---Enlightenment to the Present Day

A Legacy of Preaching, Volume Two---Enlightenment to the Present Day

The Life, Theology, and Method of History’s Great Preachers

Benjamin K. Forrest, Kevin King Sr., William J. Curtis, Dwayne Milioni, John D. Woodbridge


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A Legacy of Preaching, Volume Two--Enlightenment to the Present Day explores the history and development of preaching through a biographical and theological examination of its most important preachers. Instead of teaching the history of preaching from the perspective of movements and eras, each contributor tells the story of a particular preacher in history, allowing these preachers from the past to come alive and instruct us through their lives, theologies, and methods of preaching.

Each chapter introduces readers to a key figure in the history of preaching, followed by an analysis of the theological views that shaped their preaching, their methodology of sermon preparation and delivery, and an appraisal of the significant contributions they have made to the history of preaching. This diverse collection of familiar and lesser-known individuals provides a detailed and fascinating look at what it has meant to communicate the gospel over the past two thousand years. By looking at how the gospel has been communicated over time and across different cultures, pastors, scholars, and homiletics students can enrich their own understanding and practice of preaching for application today.

Volume Two covers the period from the Enlightenment to the present day and profiles thirty-one preachers including:

  • Charles Simeon by Darrell Young
  • Robert Murray M’Cheyne by Jordan Mark Stone
  • Alexander Maclaren by R. Scott Pace
  • Catherine Booth by Roger J. Green
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Thomas J. Nettles
  • Rodney “Gipsy” Smith by Bill Curtis
  • George Liele by Terriel Byrd
  • Charles Finney by Robert W. Caldwell III
  • John Jasper by Alfonza W. Fulwood and Robert Smith Jr.
  • Henry Ward Beecher by Michael Duduit
  • John Albert Broadus by Hershael W. York
  • Phillips Brooks by Charles W. Fuller
  • D. L. Moody by Gregg L. Quiggle
  • B. H. Carroll by Robert Matz and Jerry Sutton
  • Billy Sunday by Kristopher K. Barnett
  • Karl Barth by William H. Willimon
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Keith W. Clements
  • D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Carl Trueman
  • John Stott by Greg R. Scharf
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick by Dwayne Milioni
  • R. G. Lee by Charles A. Fowler
  • Aimee Semple McPherson by Aaron Friesen
  • W. A. Criswell by David L. Allen
  • Gardner C. Taylor by Alfonza W. Fulwood and Robert Smith Jr.
  • Billy Graham by John N. Akers
  • Martin Luther King Jr. by Alfonza W. Fulwood, Dennis R. McDonald, and Anil Sook Deo
  • Adrian Rogers by Daniel L. Akin and Bill Curtis
  • E. V. Hill by Dante D. Wright I
  • Jerry Falwell by Edward E. Hindson
  • J. I. Packer by Leland Ryken and Benjamin Hernández

Volume One, available separately, covers the period from the apostles to the Puritans and profiles thirty preachers including Paul, Origen of Alexandria, Augustine of Hippo, Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, George Whitefield, and more.


Benjamin K. Forrest:

Benjamin K. Forrest (EdD, Liberty University) is professor of Christian education and associate dean at Liberty University. He is coauthor of Surviving and Thriving in Seminary (w/ H. D. Zacharias, Lexham, 2017), Good Arguments: Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking (w/ R. A. Holland, Baker Academic, 2017), and coeditor of Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader (w/ Chet Roden, Kregel, 2017).

Kevin L. King (D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Pretoria) is Professor of Homiletics and Historical Theology at Liberty University.

William J. Curtis (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is co-author of Engaging Exposition (B&H, w/ Akin and Rummage), and is senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Darlington, South Carolina.

Dwayne Milioni (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Preaching and the director of the Ph.D. in Homiletics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the senior pastor of Open Door Church in Wake Forest, NC.