homiletics


homiletics
noun
1. the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
Derivationally related forms: ↑homiletical
Hypernyms: ↑theology, ↑divinity
2. the art of preaching
Hypernyms: ↑art, ↑artistry, ↑prowess

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\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈled.iks\ noun plural but singular in construction
Etymology: Greek homilētikē art of conversation, from feminine of homilētikos
1. : the art of preaching

have on occasion made homiletics a substitute for statecraft — J.M.Blum

2. : a branch of theology that deals with homilies or sermons

a lecturer in homiletics

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/hom'euh let"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.)
the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons.
[1820-30; see HOMILETIC, -ICS]

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homiletˈics singular noun
The art of preaching
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Main Entry:homily

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Homiletics — (Gr. homiletikos , from homilos , to assemble together), in theology the application of the general principles of rhetoric to the specific department of public preaching. The one who practices or studies homiletics is called a homilist .… …   Wikipedia

  • Homiletics — • Lengthy historical article. Includes extensive bibliography Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Homiletics     Homiletics     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Homiletics — Hom i*let ics, n. [Cf. F. homil[ e]tique.] The art of preaching; that branch of theology which treats of homilies or sermons, and the best method of preparing and delivering them. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homiletics — 1830, from HOMILETIC (Cf. homiletic); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • homiletics — [häm΄ə let′iks] pl.n. [< HOMILETIC] the art of preparing and delivering sermons; art of preaching …   English World dictionary

  • homiletics — noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1830 the art of preaching …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homiletics — /hom euh let iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons. [1820 30; see HOMILETIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

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  • homiletics — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. moralizing, theology, rhetoric; see preaching …   English dictionary for students

  • homiletics — the art of preaching Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary