An analysis of the biblical and expository preaching of Manuel Lee Scott, Sr
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This dissertation examines the preaching of Manuel Lee Scott, Sr., to ascertain the relationship between expository preaching, the African oral tradition and narrative structure, and an assessment of Scott's preaching by using the canons of rhetoric. Chapter 1 provides an investigation of contemporary definitions of biblical and expository preaching, provides a working definition of expository preaching for the purpose of this dissertation, and gives a socio-historical and contextualized history of American preaching. Chapter 2 examines the life and ministry of Scott to acquaint the reader with Scott and shaping influences upon his life. Chapter 3 provides the analytical methodology utilized in investigating the proclamation of Scott. Chapter 4 addresses the character of Scott's proclamation as it touches his pastoral emphasis, audience adaptability, prophetic voice, emotional engagement, gospel communication, and theology of preaching. Chapter 5 examines the content of Scott's proclamation in the following areas: textual interpretation, Christological concentration, evangelistic integration, Spirit saturation, application, and illustration. Chapter 6 provides the analysis of Scott's proclamation. Chapter 7 provides the conclusion of the dissertation. Scott's legacy and suggestions for further research are explored.