The Doctor of Ministry: The Impact of Martyn Lloyd-Jones' Medical Training on His Homiletical Methodology
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SubjectLloyd-Jones, David Martyn
This dissertation examines the impact of Martyn Lloyd-Jones' medical training upon his homiletical methodology. Chapter 1 sets forth the thesis and charts the course forward. Chapter 2 reconstructs the intellectual culture of Lloyd-Jones' youth, both at home and at school. It also introduces the most significant intellectual influence in Lloyd-Jones' early life, his medical chief Thomas Horder. Chapter 3 reconstructs the decade that Lloyd-Jones spent at Saint Bartholomew's Hospital with an emphasis on both the institutional context and the educational content of his medical training. Chapter 4 moves into the central focus of the dissertation, demonstrating how his medical training shaped his homiletical practice. In this chapter Lloyd-Jones' definition of preaching is expounded. After clearly defining what preaching is, Chapter 5 demonstrates how Lloyd-Jones went about doing it. It focuses on his sermons in general, while Chapter 6 focuses on his actual preparation and delivery of sermons. Chapter 7 investigates how Lloyd-Jones' medical training shaped his pastoral ministry in a more general fashion by demonstrating that in all of his ministerial activities he was always `The Doctor.' And Chapter 8 offers some concluding reflections.