Daily Archives: November 24, 2016


A Review of “A Tale of Two Roads”

David Allen’s article “A Tale of Two Roads” outlines how a preacher’s viewpoint concerning biblical authority affects his homiletics and preaching.<note:David L. Allen, “A Tale of Two Roads: Homiletics and Biblical Authority,” JETS 43, no. 3 (September 2000): 490–515.> Allen begins by providing a brief historical sketch concerning the shift that took place between “the authority of revelation” grounded in the Bible toward the “autonomy of reason” that has plagued modern society. The author also illustrates how such a shift in the rejection of biblical authority has caused a downfall in preaching.