Servant Song Sermons: Second Isaiah as Preacher and Homiletical Guide

Authors

  • David Stark

Abstract

This paper explores a homiletical reading of Isaiah’s Servant Songs. Surveying rhetorical analysis of Isaiah 40–55, it explores the degree to which Second Isaiah’s genre can be understood as a form of preaching. It then examines Isaiah 42:1–9 as a homiletical test case that provides a different (i.e., rhetorical) frame for open exegetical questions, highlights alternative models for preaching older testament texts, and unmasks the preacher’s response to contexts of domination. Each of these insights offer guidance for interpreting the text and for OT preaching today.

Published

2021-06-08

Issue

Section

Articles

How to Cite

Stark, D. (2021). Servant Song Sermons: Second Isaiah as Preacher and Homiletical Guide. Homiletic, 46(1), 64-74. Retrieved from http://www.homiletic.net/index.php/homiletic/article/view/5143