- the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons.
Origin of homiletics
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Examples from the Web for homiletics
These subjects he has continued to teach ever since, with the addition, since 1872, of Homiletics.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3
John Charles Dent
His Homiletics and Pastoral Theology have already become text-books in many theological seminaries.
Ideals are useful (a) in homiletics, which are chiefly occupied with attempts at suggestion.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
This elaborate course on homiletics and pastoral theology may be said almost to exhaust the subject.
- (functioning as singular) the art of preaching or writing sermons
C17: from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily
Word Origin and History for homiletics
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