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In addition to the previous title, this book by R. Ward provides pieces of information about communication and preaching. It also exposes the author's method: "the Three Rs": Reading your text; Recitation of Scripture; Retelling Stories from Scripture".
For anyone interested in Speech Acts in a more specific ways and unrelated to preaching. This book addresses questions such as: - What do we mean? - How do we say it? and - How is it understood? in the broad context of universal, socio-cultural and psychological issues that bear on human communication. It presents an overview of current issues in speech act theory that are at the center of human and social sciences dealing with language, thought and action.
"Unique use of speech-act theory to reconstruct the doctrine of the sufficiency of scripture
Brings together doctrinal, philosophical, and literary- theoretical texts
Addresses a topic of central importance to Christian theology" (www.oup.com)