Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art of preaching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of preaching (especially the application of rhetoric in theology).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of preaching; that branch of theology which treats of homilies or sermons, and the best method of preparing and delivering them.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
  • n. the art of preaching

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ὁμιλητική. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because of the fitting nature of the proper text, the "homiletics" of the day can begin long before the readings and the sermon.

    New Liturgical Movement

  • George Mason, on the other hand, has an unusual emphasis in policy discourse and economic homiletics.

    Scholastics and Pietists, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Preaching as the creation of an experience: The not-so-rational revolution of the new homiletics.

    American Rhetoric - Christian Rhetoric Scholarly Reference Guide

  • 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.

    NEVER WAVE GOODBYE

  • 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.

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • 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.

    Kolech: Religious Women's Forum.

  • I am a 4th year candidate in a Permanent Diaconate program for our Diocese and we are in our summer semester of homiletics.

    Suffering for Mystery

  • To register, or for more information about the seminar, go to: www.udallas.edu/ministry/homiletics or call 972 721-5809.

    Tschoepe Homiletics Seminar to feature talk on `Paul, Preaching and the Interior Life' | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • This is plausible but too pat, and condescending in the bargain: Lesy's homiletics treat life as though it were merely grist for parables.

    Who Has What It Takes To Be A Hero?

  • 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.

    National Press Club Address

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