L9620
Preaching and Context

This postgraduate unit  examines preaching in its social and cultural context. It develops the capacity to appraise contemporary social and cultural context, extrapolate future trends, and forecast future trends in preaching, to generalise the principles underlying effective preaching in particular contexts, to design sermons or homilies creatively incorporating variations in style and structure, to critique sermons or homilies with reference to their theological, social, and cultural context, and to preach sermons or homilies that effectively communicate in different contexts. It focuses on contextual issues in preaching, 21st Century: post-modern, post-structural, pseudo-modern, styles of preaching: cognitive and affective; inductive and deductive, structures in preaching: declarative, pragmatic, narrative, visionary, integrative, and communication techniques and context.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Worship and Liturgy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

L8520 Foundations of Preaching.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. appraise contemporary social and cultural context, extrapolate future trends, and forecast future trends in preaching
  2. generalise the principles underlying effective preaching in particular contexts
  3. creatively design sermons or homilies incorporating variations in style and structure
  4. critique sermons or homilies with reference to their theological, social, and cultural context
  5. preach sermons or homilies that effectively communicate in different contexts.
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