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 (hŏm′ə-lĕt′ĭk) also hom·i·let·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Relating to or of the nature of a homily.
2. Relating to homiletics.

[Late Latin homīlēticus, from Greek homīlētikos, of conversation, from homīlētos, conversation, from homīlein, to converse with, from homīlos, crowd; see homily.]

hom′i·let′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.homiletical - of the nature of a homily or sermon
2.homiletical - of or relating to homiletics; "homiletic speech"
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Homiletically, perhaps we might explain that the attributes "equity" and "faithfulness" can be seen not as referring to God but as the standards by which "the peoples" are to be judged: the Psalmist in verse 2) asserts that God will judge them solely by their adherence to the values of morality (equity).
The repetition, however, is worthwhile homiletically, especially now in the season of Epiphany.
Chapter five reviews nuns' financial, culinary, handwork, educational, and literary activities before discussing Sor Maria Anna's fourth treatise, a homiletically structured text on appropriate physical, emotional, rational, and spiritual conduct for brides of Christ.
Second, Brooks not only modified the faith, but helped develop homiletically the medium by which it was communicated.
Game theorists need to be homiletically persuaded that recognizing Cournot's originality subtracts nothing from Nash's brilliance (and originality) and that scientific discovery is not a zero-sum game.
The key to a proper understanding of the Genesis tales is not segmented midrashic commentary on a word, phrase, or sentence, as homiletically rewarding as that might be, but understanding episodes in their developing, evolving completeness.