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.

Unit Code: DP9423Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Prepare and deliver a homily

2.

Evaluate critically and appreciatively 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

6.

Describe the difference between at least two cultural contexts and their impact on Preaching

Unit sequence

At least two foundational units, preferably in Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Liturgy, or equivalent

Pedagogy

Face to face and video

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Homily/Sermon

Preparation, delivery and evaluation of a homily (7 minutes), plus personal, peer and lecturer review (oral and written) of this homily and oral review of two shorter homilies. All homilies are videotaped and replayed for review as part of the process (total is equivalent to 3,500 words)

3500 60.0
Essay

Essay of 3,500 words

3500 40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 11:46:10 +1100