In: Uncategorized 12 Mar 2020

Dear friends, members and associate members of Societas Homiletica

Due to the Corona epidemic the  Board of Societas Homiletica has decided not to gather for an international conference in Budapest in the summer 0f 2020. Instead we have decided to postpone the conference to August 2022. We opted against a conference in 2021 because this would even further disrupt the reasonable rhythm of other conferences with matters of Practical Theology. We are delighted and honoured that all our key-note speakers on the theme of „Preaching toward Truth“ have agreed to come and speak in 2022.

An an alternative to meeting physically in Budapest we have decided to host a shorter virtual conference with the theme:

Words in a Time of Crisis
Preaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 10.-12th. 2020

See call for papers and further info on this conference on the website.

Take care of yourselves and each other!
Board of Societas Homiletica


Welcome to the Supplementum issue of the International Journal of Homiletics. The articles in this volume are edited, peer-reviewed versions of keynote lectures and papers1 presented at the Societas Homiletica Conference on August 3rd – 8th 2018, at The Divinity School of Duke University, North Carolina, USA. The theme of the conference was “Fearing God in a Fear-Filled World? Homiletical Explorations” – a topic that resonated with homileticians from all over the world and engendered rich reflections and discussions during the conference. In what follows are four keynote lectures, a keynote response and six papers discussing the theme of fear from theological perspectives of South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States.

[full-text PDF (complete issue); metadata on Qucosa]