Posted by: Billy Marsh | July 26, 2007

A Product of Clowney’s Legacy

Edmund Clowney passed away in 2005. Before he died he was Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary where he had also previously served as president for 16 years. One of his students along the way was Dennis E. Johnson who has just released a fuller more indepth treatment of preaching Christ from all of Scripture.

scan0004.jpg            Him We Proclaim

I have not read it yet, but I am sure that there is plenty of gold to be found in rummaging and digging through his major work on this topic. Johnson spends the majority of his preface crediting Clowney’s teaching and model for preaching and hermeneutics as the catalyst for his theory behind biblical theology and interpretation and its presentation, namely in preaching. Johnson says of Clowney’s influence, “[He] challenged, coaxed, coached, and crtitiqued us as we made our first feeble, stumbling efforts to preach the wonder of this Story and the glories of its Hero, Jesus.” I must say that after reading the major sections of Clowney’s Preaching Christ in all of Scripture, I can’t wait to plow through Johnson’s complimentary contribution Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ in all of Scripture. Currently, Johnson is serving as Academic Dean and Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. Clearly, in both his occupation and liteary contribution, Clowney has left an indelible mark on Johnson’s life.

There is a link under “Book Sources” to WTS’s book website where they are running a mega-sale. I know that you can find both of these books extremely cheap there right now. Or you can click on the book images on this post to link to their pages at WTS.

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