John C. Holbert

Lois Craddock Perkins Professor Emeritus of Homiletics

John C. Holber



Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1975; M.Div., Perkins School of Theology, 1971; B.A., Grinnell College, 1968

Teaching Specialties

Preaching, Hebrew Bible, literature and preaching

Research Interests

Preaching and the Hebrew Bible, fiction and religion, storytelling

Selected Publications

:: Preaching the Ten Commandments (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2002).
:: Preaching Job (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999).
:: Holy Root, Holy Branches: Christian Preaching and the Old Testament (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995).
:: Psalms for Praise and Worship (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995).
:: A Storyteller's Companion to the Bible: Genesis (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1991).

Professional Distinctions

Ordained elder, The United Methodist Church, Central Texas Annual Conference; co-editor of the journal Homiletic; interim senior minister of First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth (1994) and First United Methodist Church, Dallas (1997)

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