1st semester: Wednesday morning (Min. No. 8)

Cross listed as Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies DP2423Y/DP3423Y

CONTENT
The unit will explore issues and approaches to preaching while concentrating on the application of this knowledge to the proclamation of the Word of God in liturgical and cultural contexts.

PREREQUSITES: Level 2: at least two level one, or higher, units of Biblical Studies and two level one units of Systematic Theology; Level 3: as above and also two further units at level two

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
Level 2:
1. prepare and deliver a homily
2. critically and appreciatively evaluate the content and delivery of a homily
3. identify the different “texts” involved in preaching as a communicative process
4. articulate issues concerning the interpretation of biblical texts
5. discuss the place of preaching in the life of the faith community
Level 3:
1. prepare and deliver a homily
2. critically and appreciatively evaluate critically the content and delivery of a homily
3. identify and analyse the different “texts” involved in preaching as a communicative process
4. examine issues concerning the interpretation of biblical texts
5. appraise the place of preaching in the life of the faith community

ASSESSMENT
Level 2: Preparation, delivery and evaluation of a homily equivalent to 2,000 words (60%); 2000 word essay (40%)
Level 3: As per Level 2, with 3,000 word essay

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Brosend, William. The Preaching of Jesus: Gospel Proclamation Then and Now. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2010.

Burghardt Walker J. Preaching the Just Word. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1996.

DeBona, Guerric. Preaching Effectively: Revitalising Your Church. New York and Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2009.

DeLeers, Stephen V. Written Text Becomes Living Word: The Vision and Practice of Sunday Preaching. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004.

Hilkert, Mary C. Naming Grace, Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.

Lischer, Richard, ed. The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.

O’Mahony, Kieran J. Speaking from Within: Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching. Dublin: Veritas, 2016.

Untener, Kenneth. Preaching Better: Practical Suggestions for Homilists. New York: Paulist Press, 1999.

Wallace, James A. Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart: The Homily on the Feasts and within the Rites. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Waznak, Robert P. An Introduction to the Homily. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998.

Lecturer: MICHAEL A. KELLY CSsR