Florence, Anna

Dr. Anna Carter Florence

Dr. Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching

Phone: 404 687-4541

Fax: 404 377-9696

Email: FlorenceA@CTSnet.edu

Office: 314 CH / Box 20F

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Dr. Florence is interested in preaching and public proclamation, and preparing leaders who can speak and listen in multiple contexts for ministry.  Her research focuses on testimony, pedagogies of preaching, the creative process by which communities engage and embody scripture, and how other fields—particularly poetry and theater—offer models for prophetic speech.

Education:

  • PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • BA, Yale University

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Publications

Preaching as Testimony. Westminster John Knox Press, 2007, book
Inscribing the Word: Sermons and Prayers of Walter Brueggemann. Editor. Fortress Press, 2004, book
“Mixing It Up in Athen, or How to Proclaim Good News to Young Adults Who Are Waiting for the Next Thing,” in Questions Preachers Ask: A Festschrift in Honor of Thomas G. Long, edited by Ted A. Smith, Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, and Scott Black Johnston. Westminster John Knox, 2016, article
“Ruth and Naomi in the House of Bread,” in What We Have Seen and Heard: Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World, edited by Michael E. Connors, C.S.C. Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016, article
Text Commentaries for Year A. Digital Reprint eBook. Luther Seminary, www.WorkingPreacher.org., 2016, article
“A Parable Universe,” in Journal for Preachers, Lent, 2015, journal
“Preaching IS Personal,” in Preaching and the Personal, edited by J. Dwayne Howell. Wipf and Stock, 2013, article
“Homiletical Perspective: John 3:1-17,” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, Vol. 2 (X), edited by David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, article
“Homiletical Perspective: John 4:5-42” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, Vol. 2 (X), edited by David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, article
“Homiletical Perspective: John 9:1-41,” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, Vol. 2 (X), edited by David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, article
“Preacher as One ‘Out of Your Mind,’” in Slow of Speech and Unclean Lips, edited by Robert Stephen Reid. Wipf and Stock., 2010, article
“Who do you say that I am? Luke 9:18-27,” in Preaching the Incarnation, edited by Peter K. Stevenson. Westminster John Knox Press., 2010, article
“The Preaching Imagination,” in Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice: A New Approach to Homiletical Pedagogy, edited by Thomas G. Long and Leonora Tubbs Tisdale. Westminster John Knox Press., 2008, article
“7 Essential Books for Preaching,” in The Christian Century, Oct. 20, 2009, article
“A Prodigal Preaching Story: Paul, Eutychus, and Bored-to-Death Youth,” in Theology Today, 64.2, 2007, article
“Put Away Your Sword! Taking the Torture out of the Sermon,” in What’s the Matter with Preaching Today? edited by Mike Graves. Westminster John Knox Press, 2004, article
“You Are Out of Your Mind,” in Journal for Preachers (Advent), 2004, journal
“Smashing Beauty,” in Journal for Preachers (Pentecost)., 2004, journal
“The Voice You Find May Be Your Own,” in The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, December, 1996, article
“Blessing the Way: Birth, Infinity and Beyond,” in Journal for Preachers (Advent), 2003, article
“The Liquid Church: Before the Flood,” in Journal for Preachers (Advent), 2002, article
“The Liquid Church: After the Flood,” in Journal for Preachers (Advent), 2002, article
“Bread on the Water,” in Cloud of Witnesses, Vol. I: An Audio Journal on Youth, Church and Culture. The Institute for Youth Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2000, article
“Preaching to the Exiles Who Live at Home: Youth, Testimony, and a Homiletic of ‘True Speech’” in Journal for Preachers (Advent), 2000, article
“The Woman Who Just Said No,” in Journal for Preachers (Advent), 1999, article
“The Voice You Find May Be Your Own,” in Get Up Off Your Knees! Preaching the U2 Catalogue, edited by Raewynne J. Whitely. Cowley, 2003, article
“Mud and Meeting People,” in Renewing the Vision: Reformed Faith for the 21st Century, edited by Cynthia M. Campbell. Geneva Press, 2000, article
“Fourth Sunday of Advent,” in The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, Series 2, Year B, edited by Leonora Tubbs Tisdale. Abingdon, 1999, article
“Second Sunday of Easter,” in The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, Series 2, Year B, edited by Leonora Tubbs Tisdale. Abingdon, 1999, article
“The River’s Edge,” in A Chorus of Witnesses: Model Sermons for Today’s Preacher, edited by Thomas G. Long and Cornelius Plantinga. Eerdmans, 1994, article
“The River’s Edge,” in Sacred Strands, edited by Barbara Mraz. Lone Oak Press, 1991, article
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