HOML 701 Models of Preaching (3)
This class will treat three major aspects of homiletics: the theology of homiletics, the movement from exegesis to the homily, and the practice of preparing and preaching homilies. The treatment of the theology of homiletics will introduce students to the theology of the word of God and of preaching, and will include consideration of the definition, purposes, and principle types of preaching and teaching. The course will also help students reflect in a general way on the culture in which preaching takes place today. Pass/Fail.
HOML 702 Homiletics Practicum (3)
This course continues to develop the theory and skills introduced in HOML 701 (prerequisite) primarily through practical application. Students will prepare and deliver homilies of various genres, including Sunday, weekday, wedding, funeral and special occasion. The beginning preacher will receive constructive criticism from the instructor and fellow students to help improve both delivery and content. Pass/Fail.
HOML 907 Preaching the Lenten/Easter Cycle (2)
This course examines the readings of the three-year Sunday cycle of Lent and Easter as well as the Easter Triduum. While offering exegetical insights into the readings, the course will concentrate on ways to preach the cycle of readings. Prerequisite or co-requisite: HOML 701.
HOML 908 Preaching Advent, Christmastide, Holy Days and Feasts of the Lord (2)
This course examines the readings of Sundays in Advent, Christmastide, and the Holy Days and Feasts of the Lord. While offering exegetical insights into the readings the course will concentrate on ways to preach the cycle of readings. Prerequisite or co-requisite: HOML 701.
HOML 910 Preaching Catholic Apologetics (2)
This course looks at the biblical foundations for important areas if Catholic Apologetics, e.g. the sacraments. While preparing apologetic responses to pertinent areas of Catholic doctrine, the course will examine how to preach apologetically on these subjects from the three year Sunday and Holy Day cycle. Prerequisite or co-requisite: HOML 701.