The Lord’s Supper Word Cloud

July 13th, 2008
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I’m utterly fascinated by “word clouds.” I’m enjoying creating them as a way to analyze and study a text and what it emphasizes. Here is a “word cloud” created from the Epitome of the Formula of Concord’s article on the Lord’s Supper. You can generate your own by using Wordle.
Be looking for more. If you find this all utterly boring, just move along. Look at the cloud below and notice what is most emphatic in the Formula’s discussion of the Lord’s Supper: Christ, and interestingly, the nearly equal weight given to bread/wine and body/blood, and the word “holy.” What catches your eye in the cloud below?

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  1. July 13th, 2008 at 11:47 | #1

    The word cloud can be used to detect proper emphases in sermons. I’ve used Wordle on a number of my sermons and am surprised every time by the cloud.
    Try it on other Lutheran sermons to see whether or not Jesus, Christ, God, or Word is the largest word in the cloud!

  2. July 17th, 2008 at 02:46 | #2

    The word “sacramentarians” perfectly balanced on top of the cross-shaped “t” in “Christ.” Well, that’s looking at it like it’s an inkblot. :o)

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