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: DL3423Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Prepare and deliver a homily


Critically and appreciatively evaluate critically the content and delivery of a homily


Identify and analyse the different “texts” involved in preaching as a communicative Process


Examine issues concerning the interpretation of biblical texts


Appraise the place of preaching in the life of the faith community

Unit sequence

At least two level one, or higher, units of Biblical Studies and two level one units of Systematic Theology plus two further units at level two.


Face to face and video


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

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 3,000 words)

3000 60.0

Essay of 2,000 words

2000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-24 13:43:16 +1000