Bruce E. Shields

Dr. Bruce E. Shields
Address2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28266

Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Professor of Christian Ministries, Emeritus, Emmanuel School of Religion

B.A., Milligan College,
B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary,
Dr.Theol., University of T�bingen,

Bruce Shields is Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Professor of Christian Ministries at Emmanuel, Emeritus. He began teaching here in 1983, but was no stranger in East Tennessee, having graduated from Milligan College and having ministered with two churches in the area.

While a student in Germany, he served for five years as German-speaking minister of the Christliche Gemeinde (Christian Congregation) in T�bingen. He also ministered for twelve years with churches in Pennsylvania and taught speech at Eastern Christian College and New Testament at Lincoln Christian Seminary. At Emmanuel he brings together his interest and education in the areas of preaching, worship, and biblical studies to help students to exegete New Testament and Old Testament texts, to develop sermons based solidly on those texts, and to express those sermons effectively to their hearers in the context of Christian worship. This kind of teaching helps to achieve Emmanuel�s purpose �to prepare men and women for effective ministry.�

Dr. Shields is a member of the Academy of Homiletics. He often makes presentations to the annual meetings of the academy and reviews German works on homiletics for its journal, Homiletic. He is also a member of Societas Homiletica, the Society of Biblical Literature and the Frederick B. Neumann Symposium on Theological Interpretation of Scripture. His commentary on Romans was published by Standard Publishing Company in 1989. Academic articles have appeared in Restoration Quarterly, Homiletic, Theological Education, Oral Tradition, and The Journal of Christian Studies. During the summer of 1991 he participated in a summer seminar on The Oral Tradition in Literature, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book, From the Housetops: Preaching in the Early Church and Today, was published in 2000 by Chalice Press. His book, Preaching Romans, will be published in 2004 by Chalice Press His next project is a book on the history of Christian worship to be published by College Press. Dr. Shields often preaches for churches in various parts of the country.

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