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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The art of preaching.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) (functioning as singular) the art of preaching or writing sermons
[C17: from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily]
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(ˌhɒm əˈlɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the art of preaching.
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the art of sacred speaking; preaching. — homiletic, homiletical adj.
See also: Religion
the art of sacred speaking; preaching. — homiletic, homiletical, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homiletics - the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
2.homiletics - the art of preaching
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
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"The Loving Shepherd." Lectionary Homiletics, May 11, 2003, 45.
The three unit courses are: African World Religion and Spirituality; World Religion and Spirituality; Homiletics; Congregational Life; African Theology: Paradigm Synthesis; Theocentric Methodology, and an elective from the curriculum.
The French Dominican William Peraldus or Guillaume Peyraut (apparently known also in sermon-reading circles as Parisiensis or Parisius) belonged to that large section of highly-educated clergy whose members devoted their scholarly attention to scriptural exegesis and homiletics. The 'Sermo' series, of which this title is the thirteenth to appear, has boldly shouldered the task of unlocking, for an often sceptical modern readership, an intellectual environment in which the devoted study of Sacred Scripture and Tradition was considered not merely important, but supremely necessary for the fulfillment of the human person.
In a class on homiletics, the professor emphasized the importance of making the facial expression harmonize with the homily.
Both homiletics and catechesis need to be sustained by this pulsing heart of the Christian life."
Synopsis: In "The Touch of the Sacred: The Practice, Theology, and Tradition of Christian Worship", Gerrit Immink (Rector and Professor of Homiletics at Protestant Theological University, Groningen, the Netherlands) offers thoughtful theological reflection on the religious practice of worship services in the Protestant tradition.
Garrido, an associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St.
Mary Healy's article calling for a renewal of biblical preaching stresses that Catholic homiletics is often scripturally impoverished, and argues that the only remedy to this often dismal situation is the rediscovery of the traditional four senses of Scripture (116-17).
He taught homiletics (preaching) for decades at St.
Jason Byassee is the inaugural appointment to the Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics.
Compiled by Gregory Heille (Professor of Homiletics and Academic Dean at the Aquinas Institute of Theology, St.