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Dr. O. Wesley Wes Allen, Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University SMU

O. Wesley Allen, Jr.

Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics

Email
214.768.3732

Education

Ph.D., Emory Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1996; M.Div., Yale Divinity School, 1990; B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, 1987

Teaching Specialties

Introduction to preaching, preaching the New Testament; exegesis for preaching; preaching in postmodernism; preaching through the liturgical year; theology in preaching; prophetic preaching; preaching in the context of worship

Research Interests

Preaching in postmodernity; conversational homiletics; cumulative approaches to preaching; preaching and the Synoptic Gospels; preaching and the human condition

Selected Publications

::  The Physics of Worship: An Introduction to Mainline Worship (Abingdon, forthcoming in 2017).
::  Preaching and the Human Condition (Abingdon, forthcoming in 2016).
::  The Sermon without End: A Conversational Approach to Preaching, co-authored with Ronald J. Allen (Abingdon, 2015).
::  Moving Beyond Heterosexism in the Pulpit, co-authored with Emily Askew (Cascade, 2015).
::  Matthew, Fortress Biblical Commentaries (Fortress, 2013).
::  Reading the Synoptic Gospels: Basic Methods for Interpreting Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Revised and Expanded (Chalice, 2013).
::  Determining the Form: Structures for Preaching, Elements of Preaching Series (Fortress, 2008).
::  Preaching and Reading the Lectionary: A Three Dimensional Approach to the Liturgical Year (Chalice, 2007).
::  The Homiletic of All Believers: A Conversational Approach (Westminster John Knox, 2005).
::  Good News from Tinyville: Stories of Heart and Hope (Chalice, 1999).

Professional Distinctions

Ordained elder, The United Methodist Church, Indiana Annual Conference; Second Vice President of the Academy of Homiletics; Co-Series coordinator of the Westminster Homiletics Monograph; Editor of Elements of Preaching series, Fortress Press, 2007-09; Chair of the Hermeneutics and Biblical Studies Group, Academy of Homiletics, 2003-06; Steering Committee for the Bible and Homiletics Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature, (2004-06).

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