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Name:  Richard Lischer  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

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He has served as a pastor of Lutheran congregations in Illinois, most noteably, Dorsey, Illinois at Emmaus Lutheran Church where he served from 1972 - 1974.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Lischer is the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching at Duke Divinity School. Before joining the Duke faculty, he served as pastor of Lutheran congregations in Illinois and Virginia. He is the author of numerous books on preaching, theology, and ministry, including ''A Theology of Preaching: The Dynamics of the Gospel'' and the prize-winning ''The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr.and the Word That Moved America''. He is also editor of ''The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present''. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.


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