browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
homiletics

more about homiletics

homiletics


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homiletics 
  n  1:  the  branch  of  theology  that  deals  with  sermons  and  homilies 
  2:  the  art  of  preaching 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HOMILETICS,  n.  The  science  of  adapting  sermons  to  the  spiritual 
  needs  capacities  and  conditions  of  the  congregation. 
 
  So  skilled  the  parson  was  in  homiletics 
  That  all  his  normal  purges  and  emetics 
  To  medicine  the  spirit  were  compounded 
  With  a  most  just  discrimination  founded 
  Upon  a  rigorous  examination 
  Of  tongue  and  pulse  and  heart  and  respiration. 
  Then,  having  diagnosed  each  one's  condition, 
  His  scriptural  specifics  this  physician 
  Administered  --  his  pills  so  efficacious 
  And  pukes  of  disposition  so  vivacious 
  That  souls  afflicted  with  ten  kinds  of  Adam 
  Were  convalescent  ere  they  knew  they  had  'em. 
  But  Slander's  tongue  --  itself  all  coated  --  uttered 
  Her  bilious  mind  and  scandalously  muttered 
  That  in  the  case  of  patients  having  money 
  The  pills  were  sugar  and  the  pukes  were  honey. 
  _Biography  of  Bishop  Potter_ 
 
 




more about homiletics