homiletic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj homiletic of or relating to homiletics "homiletic speech"
    • adj homiletic of the nature of a homily or sermon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Homiletic Of or pertaining to familiar intercourse; social; affable; conversable; companionable. "His virtues active, chiefly, and homiletical , not those lazy, sullen ones of the cloister."
    • Homiletic Of or pertaining to homiletics; hortatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • homiletic Same as homiletical, 1.
    • homiletic In the style or of the nature of a homily or a sermon; hortatory; expository.
    • homiletic Of or pertaining to sermons or to homiletics; pertaining to preaching or the art of preaching.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. homil├ętique,. See Homily

Usage

In literature:

HOMILETICS, n. The science of adapting sermons to the spiritual needs, capacities and conditions of the congregation.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Associated Words: homiletics, homiletic.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Indeed, most of their homiletical and illustrative material is still derived directly therefrom.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
Up in New Hampshire you can't do much but rest, but here you can improve your taste and collect a good deal of homiletic material.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
It seems to me clear that the chief office of the church is liturgical rather than homiletical.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
The homiletic literature of that day indicates the unification very clearly.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The Homiletic Review, 1895, 408.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
In Pastoral Theology and Homiletics I was inspired with the high and sacred duties of the Christian ministry.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
It may be much the same in the case of homiletics.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
These homiletic sounds moved Felix in no sense.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
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In news:

Homiletic & Pastoral Review.
Homiletical Dogs in the Night Time.
According to my homiletics professor, there are only two ways to preach a good sermon: either we begin where we are and end in Jerusalem, or we begin in Jerusalem and end on the street where we live.
Contemporary Christian homiletics has taken a wrong turn.
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