This book argues that sixteenth-century Anabaptism showed evidence of a communal and dialogical modality of biblical interpretation and preaching in its beliefs and practices. These practices included openness to affirmation and correction, a dialogical process of communal discipline, communal consensus, collaborative biblical interpretation, informal charismatic worship, and interaction in worship and preaching.
Leo Hartshorn is Minister of Peace and Justice with the Mennonite Mission Network of Mennonite Church USA and Adjunct Professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary.
Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Early Anabaptist Hermeneutic and Homiletic of Community; 2. Theoretical and Theological Traditions of Communal and Dialogical Hermeneutics; 3. Theories and Practices of Communal and Dialogical Homiletics; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.