Definition of homiletic in English:

homiletic

Line breaks: homi|let¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪk
 
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adjective

  • Of the nature of or characteristic of a homily: homiletic literature
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    • Finally, there are wonderful entries on pastoral, homiletic, and liturgical practices in the North African church, and also reports on the extensive archeological research at sites connected to his life and times.
    • Yet his decade of pastoral ministry at Durham also left a communal and homiletic legacy that has not received the recognition it deserves.
    • Based on what we know of Lightfoot's homiletic method, there is good evidence that the Trustees' text represents his finished and delivered manuscript.

noun

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  • The art of preaching or writing sermons: the teaching of homiletics
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    • But what I was able to discover confirmed my impression that the theology of preaching is rarely addressed in the contemporary teaching of homiletics in the Episcopal seminaries.
    • Despite having spent 11 years as a pastor and having taught homiletics for a short while, I was not eager to begin a fresh sermon preparation so late on a Saturday afternoon.
    • Since this collection of essays comes from scholars of history, theology, and homiletics, as well as from biblical scholars, it will surely engage the attention of a wide body of those committed to theological education.

Origin

mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek homilētikos, from homilein 'converse with, consort', from homilia (see homily).

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