homiletics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n homiletics the art of preaching
    • n homiletics the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Homiletics The art of preaching; that branch of theology which treats of homilies or sermons, and the best method of preparing and delivering them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homiletics The art of preaching; that branch of practical theology which treats of the composition and delivery of sermons and other religious discourses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Homiletics the science which treats of homilies, and the best mode of preparing and delivering them
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. homilétique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. homilia, an assembly, a sermon—homos, the same, ilē, a crowd.

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
That is more important than all the Genevan and the homiletical!
"The Reign of Law" by James Lane Allen
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
The function of Hervey's "Meditations in a Flower Garden," or, Flavel's "Husbandry Spiritualized," is mainly homiletical.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Homiletic exposition of the Scriptures.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
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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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