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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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(ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪk) or


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to a homily or sermon
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of homiletics
ˌhomiˈletically adv
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(ˌhɒm əˈlɛt ɪk)

also hom`i•let′i•cal,

1. of or pertaining to preaching or to a homily.
2. of or pertaining to homiletics.
[1635–45; < Greek homīlētikós affable =homīlē-, variant s. of homīleîn to converse with (see homily) + -tikos -tic]
hom`i•let′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Intended to teach or instruct, especially in a moral and practical way.
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Adj.1.homiletic - of the nature of a homily or sermon
2.homiletic - of or relating to homiletics; "homiletic speech"
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In a textbook on homiletics, Engemenn offers a differentiated overall portrait of the homiletic issues that have been formative in debates surrounding the premises, challenges, methods, and goals of the sermon since the first half of the 20th century.
The previous volume, also appeared in 2017 - The Scale of the Word, Homiletic Essays, "is, certainly, an elevated demonstration of hermeneutic incursion into the text and the spirit of Holy Scripture" (Cublesan 2017).
CONCLUSION: A simple summary will do; an admission that further study is necessary or a homiletic insight into the material presented--each and more are acceptable conclusions to your effort to convince your reader that what you are saying is interesting, valid, and worthy.
But there is also, we read in Sota 2a, a homiletic reason why these two issues are juxtaposed, both in the Bible and in the Talmud.
His twelve chapters represent different homiletic directions but all tending in the same way.
Perhaps equally important is Hethcock's reaffirmation of narrative preaching, sometimes called the "New Homiletic." In short, he suggests that the most effective sermons utilize a captivating plot that fittingly communicates the word to the people gathered.
Hildegard's originality is evident in her homiletic approach.
indicates, but his reading of the homiletic evidence rests on an accident of history: the first collection of Leo's sermons emanated from the first five years of his pontificate, and constitutes over half of the extant 97 sermons.
Any liturgical scenario offers to the (Christian or only "in the state of') auditorium a triple repertoire: ritualic, musical, and homiletic. In this study we intend to discuss this homiletic aspect.
Gwara's minute analysis of Wynkyn de Worde's textura fonts in use from 1501 to 1511, with resultant suggestions for re-dating the "Devotional, Homiletic, and Other Texts" that de Worde produced during those years, and Stephen Morrisons detailed scrutiny of "Scribal Performance in a Late Middle English Sermon Cycle" (Bodleian MS e Musaeo 180 and related manuscripts).
Karl Barth's emergency homiletic, 1932-1933; a summons to prophetic witness at the dawn of the Third Reich.