“We are very grateful for a great conference!” says Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, President of the 2018 Conference of the Societas Homiletica that was held at The Divinity School of Duke University, NC, 3-8th of August on “Fearing God in a Fear-Filled World? Homiletical Explorations”. The keynotes, responses, and selected papers will be published soon in the International Journal of Homiletics.
During the business meeting at the end of the conference 21 new members were elected. Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm passed the Presidentship on to Alexander Deeg, who was elected unanimously by the body of members. Alexander Deeg is holding the Chair of Practical Theology in Leipzig/Germany and is the director of the Institute of Liturgical Science at the Faculty of Theology. Deeg has been on the board of Societas Homiletica since the Wittenberg conference in 2012 where he has served as the International Secretary. The post of International Secretary is now held by Theo Pleizier, Ass. Prof. of Practical Theology at the Protestant Theological University, Groningen/Netherlands, Anne Gidion, Rector of the Pastoralkolleg of the Nordkirche in Ratzeburg/Germany was elected as the new treasurer and Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen, Ass. Prof. of Practical Theology at the University of Copenhagen/Denmark now serves as the Webmanager. As new board members at large were elected: Literary Zoltan, Ass.Prof. of homiletics at Károli Gáspár University/Budapest and Ian Nell, Prof. of practical theology at Stellenbosch University/South Africa.
We are already now looking forward to our upcoming conference, which will be held in Budapest, Hungary, in August 2020. We will update you on the homepage about the theme and the registration for this conference.
Duke, Durham/NC August 2018
Alexander Deeg Anne Gidion Theo Pleizier Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen
President Treasurer International Secretary International Webmanager