Postgraduate Course: Studies in Preaching (THET11027)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course students will explore the nature of preaching in its historical, liturgical, pastoral and public contexts. Theologies of preaching will be examined with particular attention to the place of preaching in churches today. The insights of the 'new homiletic' will be critically evaluated. Through the course students will deepen their critical abilities in interpreting biblical texts for preaching, as well as being able to undertake critical evaluation of the form and the content of preaching.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Homiletics 3/4 (THET10008)
||Other requirements|| This course will be run for Masters students in the School of Divinity.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be assessed by means of an essay of 3,000 words (70%) and their presentations given in class (30%). Verbal presentations and contributions will be assessed and recorded on a specially designed form for this course.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the course, students should:
- Have a detailed knowledge of contemporary homiletical theories and a developed understanding of history of the practice of preaching.
- Be aware of current issues in hermeneutics as it affects preaching from biblical texts.
- Be able to reflect critically on the practice of preaching as pastoral ministry, as sacrament of the word, as Christian education and as proclamation in contemporary society.
- Be able to evaluate competently preaching form and content.
- Be able to demonstrate, through class presentations, oral communication skills commensurate with the act of preaching.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Jolyon Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8922
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227