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

In: Uncategorized 15 Nov 2018

The next Societas Homiletica conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Theology, Budapest, Hungary
on August 7th – 12th. 2020

We are pleased and excited to invite you to the upcoming conference of Societas Homiletica in Budapest, 7-12 August 2020. The centuries long history of the Faculty of Theology at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary combined with the rich culture of Budapest will surely deliver a most memorable experience to all participants from around the globe.

Standing united in the faith of the one risen Christ, we firmly believe that the diverse community of Societas Homiletica has much to offer both spiritually and professionally by bringing together the creative minds and souls of the homiletical world. The Budapest conference of 2020 wishes to remain true to this calling and hopes to help participants further enhance in their research and pedagogical practice.

Our long term vision is to expand the accessibility of this well functioning academic community and to even open up membership to many more. We therefore warmly invite everyone, newcomers and regular past participants alike to the upcoming conference of Societas Homiletica.

We hope to see you soon!

May the peace of Christ be with you.



December 2018

Alexander Deeg                                                                                                  Zoltán Literáty

President of Societas Homiletica                                               Head of the Local Comitee



In: Uncategorized 15 Nov 2018

The next Societas Homiletica conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary on August 7th. -12th.

The theme of the conference will be announced later.

In: Uncategorized 22 Sep 2018

“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