Charles Campbell

Professor of Homiletics
Office: 
049 Langford

Duke Divinity School
Box 90967
Durham, NC 27708-0967

ccampbell@div.duke.edu
(919) 660-3407
Curriculum Vitae: 
PDF icon Charles Campbell CV.pdf
Degrees: 

Ph.D., Duke University
S.T.M., Yale University
D.Min., Union Theological Seminary
B.A., Hendrix College

Dr. Campbell’s work focuses on the biblical, theological, and ethical dimensions of preaching. He is specifically interested in the Christological and apocalyptic aspects of preaching, the role of preaching in relation to the “principalities and powers,” and contemporary homiletical theory. He is currently writing a theological commentary on First Corinthians.

His publications include Preaching Fools: The Gospel as a Rhetoric of Folly (with Johan Cilliers; 2012); The Word Before the Powers: An Ethic of Preaching (2002); The Word on the Street: Performing the Scriptures in the Urban Context, (with Stanley P. Saunders; 2000); and Preaching Jesus: New Directions for Homiletics in Hans Frei’s Postliberal Theology (1997).

He is past president of the Academy of Homiletics.

Publications: 
  • Preaching Jesus: New Directions for Homiletics in Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology.
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997.
    Reprint, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2006.
    Korean Translation. Translated by Seung-Jin Lee. Seoul, South Korea: Christian Literature Crusade, 2001.
  • The Word on the Street: Performing the Scriptures in the Urban Context. With Stanley P. Saunders.
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000.
    Reprint, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2006.
  • The Word Before the Powers: An Ethic of Preaching.
    Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
    Korean Translation. Translated by Unyong Kim. (forthcoming)
  • Preaching Fools: The Gospel as a Rhetoric of Folly. With Johan Cilliers.
    Waco: Baylor University Press, 2012.
    Korean Translation. Translated by  Daejin Kim. Seoul, South Korea: Christian Literature  Crusade, 2014.
    German Translation. Translated by Dietrich Eichenberg. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH (forthcoming, 2015)
Courses: 
  • Principalities, Powers, and Preaching
  • Twentieth Century Preaching: Theory and Practice
  • Contemporary Homiletics
  • Apocalypse Now: Proclaiming The Revelation to John

Recommendations

  • Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World
  • Catherine A. Brekus, Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845
  • Jacqueline Bussie, The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and Endo
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov and “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”
  • Anna Carter Florence, Preaching as Testimony
  • Lewis Hyde, Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art
  • William Stringfellow, An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land
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