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Preaching - Homiletics
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Part of Preaching:

1. The Mediation of the Word

2. Homiletics

Homiletics has been defined as “the scientific and practical exposition of the principles and rules for the apt proclamation of the Word of God ... to ‘adult’ believers” (F. Schubert, Pastoraltheologie, I; Homiletik [2nd ed., 1934], p. 1). As such it presupposes the notion of preaching (see I above) . Its nature, effects and modes of action are deduced by fundamental homiletics from Scripture and the teaching of the Church. From this the methodology of homiletics deduces the p…

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Ernst Haensli, “Preaching - Homiletics”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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