The art of preaching in general and the delivery of homilies in the Coptic Orthodox Church in particular shape this unit. Students will engage homiletical theory and practice including the methodology of preparing a homily for a liturgical setting based on critical exegetical and prayerful contemplation of the lectionary texts. Patristic and modern rhetorical practices will be explored. Students will present and receive critical feedback on their preaching to present-day hearers.
Use the Coptic lectionary;
Apply biblical exegesis within the Orthodox theological framework for the benefit of the congregation;
Critique methods of preaching against traditional understandings and contemporary communication theory;
Communicate concisely with clarity and felicity;
Critique their own homilies and those of others as a foundation for future development.
One unit of biblical studies and one unit of theology
Workshops, demonstration classes, video presentations, online exploration and sharing
Co-create a framework for critiquing homilies (equivalent to 750 words)
Outline a homily based on the Coptic lectionary that is relevant to the lives of the hearers (equivalent to 750 words)
Present a short homily for critique (equivalent to 500 words, followed by a written submission). The presentation will be assessed using a combination of peer and self-review, moderated by the lecturer/s.
|Personal and Professional Evaluation||
Present a homily to an audience (equivalent to 2000 words, followed by a written submission). The presentation will be assessed using a combination of peer and self-review, moderated by the lecturer/s.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-23 14:59:48 +1000