Origin of homiletic
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It is a popular work, written with a practical purpose, ethical and homiletic in tone and style.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Nemcova's renderings are too often diffuse and inconsequential, Kulda's dry, pedantic, and homiletic.The Shoemaker's Apron
It is a sort of Biblical hermeneutic, in which homiletic questions are also dealt with.
Other than quantitive changes are not noticed, except as provocations to homiletic discourse.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays
There is a poetic half, let us say a homiletic half, what we call Agada, as distinct from the legal portion called Halacha.
- of or relating to a homily or sermon
- of, relating to, or characteristic of homiletics
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Word Origin and History for homiletic
1640s, "of or having to do with sermons," from Late Latin homileticus, from Greek homiletikos "of conversation, affable," from homelein "associate with," from homilos (see homily).
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