American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The art of preaching.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of preaching; that branch of practical theology which treats of the composition and delivery of sermons and other religious discourses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art of preaching; that branch of theology which treats of homilies or sermons, and the best method of preparing and delivering them.
- n. the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
- n. the art of preaching
- From Ancient Greek ὁμιλητική. (Wiktionary)
“Because of the fitting nature of the proper text, the "homiletics" of the day can begin long before the readings and the sermon.”
“George Mason, on the other hand, has an unusual emphasis in policy discourse and economic homiletics.”
“Preaching as the creation of an experience: The not-so-rational revolution of the new homiletics.”
“In divinity school, as an exercise in a homiletics class, she had delivered a sermon from notes, and it had been a disaster, one that had made her scrupulous about sermon preparation ever after.”
“In this video produced by Duke University, William Turner Jr., a professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School and a Baptist pastor, talks about the "continuity of events" that links King with Obama -- and not only, or even principally, in terms of their speaking styles.”
“These pamphlets, for the most part written and edited by women, are voicing thoughts on the weekly Torah portion, halakhic issues, homiletics, and various Torah subjects, which had hitherto not been within the purview of religious women.”
“I am a 4th year candidate in a Permanent Diaconate program for our Diocese and we are in our summer semester of homiletics.”
“To register, or for more information about the seminar, go to: www.udallas.edu/ministry/homiletics or call 972 721-5809.”
“This is plausible but too pat, and condescending in the bargain: Lesy's homiletics treat life as though it were merely grist for parables.”
“Over the next few days, prominent scholars of the African-American religious tradition from several different disciplines -- theologians, church historians, ethicists, professors of Hebrew bible, homiletics, hermeneutics and historians of religions -- those scholars will join in with sociologists, political analysts, local church pastors and denominational officials to examine the African-American religious experience and its historical, theological and political context.”
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