Studia Homiletica

Preaching Promise within the Paradoxes of Life (Vol. 11)

Studia Homiletica 11: Preaching Promise within the Paradoxes of Life
Len Hansen, Johan Cilliers, editors
Paradoxes have become characteristic of the world we live in – poverty and privilege, empire and oppression, migration and enclaveseeking, war and peace, justice and injustice, reconciliation and revenge. During the 2016 Societas Homiletica annual conference held in South Africa, these paradoxes served as a rediscovery of the calling of preachers to deliver the promise that lies within life’s contradictions. A divine promise brought forth by the grace of God and the gospel of Christ – embodied in and through us by the Spirit of Christ. This promise may take many forms and calls for discernment and often interrupts the status quos in surprising, shocking ways. It is a promise that interrupts, in order to comfort.

AFRICAN SUN MeDIA ISBN: 9781928314479

Viva Vox Evangelii – Reforming Preaching (volume 9)

This volume contains the proceedings of an international homiletical conference, held in summer 2012 in Wittenberg (Germany). The theme „Viva Vox Evangelii – Reforming Preaching“ focus-ses on the vivid and multivoiced performance of preaching; it is worked out by researchers from e.g. North and South America, South Africa, India as well as from North and Middle Europe. The contributions deal with the different social, political, cultural and religious contexts of preaching, and they reflect on the consequences for content and form of the respective sermon. Additionally, the volume gives examples of original sermons from various religious traditions. Many articles are responding to each other, so in effect the volume displays an inspiring view on the international research in homiletics today.

Evangelische Verlagsanstalt | ISBN 978-3-374-03303-4

Preaching – as Picturing God in a Fragmented World (volume 8)

The Ninth meeting of Societas Homiletica was held from August 1 to 5, 2010, on the campus of Yale Divinity School. In this collection you will read the presidential and keynote addresses that were delivered as well as the papers that were submitted and presented on the theme, Picturing God in a Fragmented World. They are essays that span the globe, from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa.

The addresses and papers challenged us to think about God in new ways; to preach in a fragmented world. They called us to understand that preaching is an impossible and wonderful gift that has the potential to reach out to those who are broken, shattered, lost, stiff-necked, arrogant, confused, and searching - so that we all may be one.

Eburon | ISBN 978-90-5972-651-2

Preaching – Does it Make a Difference? (volume 7)

Preaching - does it make a difference in secular societs? And if so, what is to be preached and how must it be done? How can we administer the long Christian tradition in a world, faced with poverty, xenophobia and religious fanatism? Theologians from various continents contribute with pieces of this both current and urgent puzzle.

Aros forlag | ISBN 978-87-7003-663-4

Preaching as Language of Hope (volume 6)

How can preaching bring hope? In a world willed with the apparent pointless suffering of HIV/Aids, poverty, shame and discrimination, is hope still a realistic goal, or has it become a fantasy - an academic concept without any practical use? Throughout Preaching as language of hope it becomes clear that the suffering of Jesus brings hope to people who are suffering themselves and that the sermon is also a bearer of hope.

Protea Book House, Pretoria 2007 | ISBN 978-1-86919-194-8

Preaching – Shaping Experience in a World of Conflict (volume 5)

The meeting in Singapore was a good experience for all. Through the various presentations in the Conference, we discovered that there are not only conflicts in our world, but also much room for dialogue and understanding. This Conference was indeed a real experience of pluralism - pluralism of researchers and teachers of homiletics, pluralism of preachers and participants from various regions and countries of the world. We heard about the preaching in urban Singapore as well as in rural China. We also learned about the different ways of teaching homiletics in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. | ISBN 981-05-2408-0

Preaching in Times of Transition

For our first two issues we chose the theme Preaching in times of transition, and we asked homiletical scholars from different parts of the world to write an article related to this theme and to their specific contexts. Our first issue shows that preaching in times of transition is a theme for homileticians in different contexts all over the world and a fruitful starting point for our discussions. Our second issue will continue this theme and present more voices from other homiletical contexts.

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

In: 2016 Stellenbosch, important 04 Feb 2016

Dear friends and conference delegates

We are only a few weeks away from the start of the Societas Homiletica conference and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Stellenbosch!

We would like to share a few final arrangements:

The conference takes place at Protea Hotel Stellenbosch in Technopark, with magnificent views of the Helderberg mountains and Stellenbosch vineyards. The hotel is approximately 6km from the central town of Stellenbosch.
Address: Techno Avenue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch. Tel: +27 21 880 9500
To learn more about Stellenbosch and its many attractions, click here.

Registration will take place in the foyer of the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch on Friday 11 March 2016 from 14:00 – 17:00. Each registered participant will receive a conference bag with a plastic folder, pen and paper.

The updated conference program, the list of papers and abstracts, and the template for papers and workshops are available. Note: those that will be presenting, please check whether you have been allocated a slot – we have truly been graced with a large number of contributions in this regard! Please note also that some changes had to be made since the last version of the template.

A data projector and technical support will be available in all the venues. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick. Unfortunately we will not be able to make any copies of the papers.
The plenary sessions will take place in the auditorium (Omega room) and the parallel sessions in rooms which will be indicated on the final program in your conference pack and on the notice boards.

All meals are included in the registration fees. It is important to notify us of any dietary restrictions/preferences; please send an e-mail to Helette before 28 February 2016.

Three book launches are scheduled as part of the programme on 14 March 2016, and there will be book exhibitions and books will be for sale at special conference discounts.

For the sake of those that are still considering some excursions before or after the conference, we added some extra possibilities.

The weather in the Western Cape is pleasant in March with mild temperatures ranging from 22°C – 30°C. However, the evenings can be cool – please be sure to bring some warm clothes for the evening excursions.

The conference venue is 25km from the airport. The shuttle company Citi Hopper is the official shuttle service provider for the Societas Homiletica Conference. They are located in the Arrivals hall in the Central Terminal building of Cape Town International Airport and will meet you with a name board at Arrivals. Please complete the Itinerary form and return to Helette,  before 28 February 2016.

Have a safe journey!

In: 2016 Stellenbosch, important 01 Dec 2015
Since the Protea Hotel guarantees room reservations and special prices for the upcoming conference only until December 15th 2015, it is important to book your rooms as soon as possible. See also the section below on accomodations.
In case you haven’t registered yet for the conference, please do so to help the local committee in Stellenbosch to make the necessary arrangements. They have put together a very interesting (tentative) conference programme.
We are looking forward to welcoming you, very soon virtually in your electronic registrations and in real life in Stellenbosch, March 2016.