In Basic History of Preaching, Dr. Gary Carr surveys the history of preaching from the early church to the present. He begins with an introduction to the origins of preaching in classical Greek rhetoric and then highlights notable preachers and their contribution to the nature of preaching in the time of the Church Fathers, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, and the succeeding centuries up to modern times.
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Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Origins of Preaching and the Early Church
From Cicero to the Early Church
Downloading and Using the Perseus Classics Collection
Searching the Early Church Fathers Collection
Search a Custom Collection of Chrysostom’s Writings
Unit 2: The Medieval Ages
Early Medieval Preaching
Studying Medieval Preachers in History Books
Using the Timeline to Study the Life of Savonarola
Exploring the Community Pricing Program with Focus on Medieval Works
Unit 3: The Reformation
Unit 4: The 18th Century
Observing the Contents of Jonathan Edwards’ Preaching
Unit 5: The 19th Century
Dwight L. Moody
Unit 6: The 20th Century
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Phoebe Palmer and Other Female Preachers
Aimee Semple McPherson
Using the Handbook of Contemporary Preachingto Improve Sermon Style
G. Campbell Morgan
Two Resources Useful for Researching Historical Christians
Finding and Bookmarking Resources from Modern Preachers
Dr. Gary Carr, vice president for adult and graduate studies at Southern Wesleyan University, oversees the adult and graduate studies program administration operations, and provides leadership for faculty services, student services, and chaplains’ services.
He served as vice president for translations for the International Bible Society and as division chaplain, 2nd Marine Division and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. In addition, Dr. Carr has served as command chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and Battle Force Seventh Fleet.
During his military career, he served as national director of chaplain recruitment and as command chaplain at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida. He is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and served as pastor for the Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church in Michigan.
Dr. Carr and his wife, Karen, are the parents of two married children, Lesleigh and Lauren, as well as a daughter at home, Lydia.