Invititation to Wittenberg
So in Wittenberg, in August 2012, the Societas Homiletica will have its biannual conference under that motto: „Viva vox evangelii. Reforming Preaching.“
We invite all Christians who are engaged in teaching homiletics and/or who do research in that field to share their insights and experiences.
In Wittenberg, we will experience lively sermons and woship from different cultural traditions. We will reflect on them in small groups and in plenary sessions. For keynote addresses, we have invited well known researchers from Europe, Africa, North America and India, dealing with biblical, linguistic and ritual aspects related to the conference theme. And we will visit several places in the vicinity of Wittenberg, where the living voice of the gospel has had an historical influence and an enduring impact as well.
As for homiletical research, we also call for papers connected to the theme. Papers submitted online will be reviewed by members of the board, then presented and discussed in sessions. Additionally, there will be workshops on teaching concepts as well as on practical ways of preaching (e.g. bibliologue or dramaturgy of preaching).
Societas Homiltica invites you to a conference which promises a variety of insights and scholarly reflection related to reforming preaching today.
Information regarding conference registration, the town of Wittenberg, as well as travel options and accomodations, are available at our homepage.
The International Board of Societas Homiletica as well as the local committee, the Evangelical Church in Germany and its „Zentrum für Evangelische Predigtkultur“ in Wittenberg, cordially invite you to join us in Wittenberg.