In: job positions, Society news 21 Oct 2015

Yale Divinity School seeks to make a tenure track appointment in the field of homiletics, to begin July 1, 2016. The rank of the appointment may be assistant or associate professor without tenure. In an ecumenical environment Yale Divinity School prepares students for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional involvements, including higher education, law, medicine, the arts, management, and public service. See the website of Yale Divinity School for more information.

Some further information concerning our upcoming conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 11-16 March 2016.
The detailed program will be sent to all members and visitors closer to the date of the conference. We are looking forward to an interesting (and full!) program, with keynote speakers like Father Michael Lapsley, Deborah Mumfoard, Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen, and Allan Boesak. As is our custom, there will be workshops, inter alia on themes like the following: Music and Voice/Music and Preaching; Preaching and Art/Painting; Preaching and Rap/Preaching and Hip Hop; Language and Paradox; a PhD-Café Poster session, etc. Read more…

South Africa is a place of paradox, in fact, many paradoxes. There exists, for instance, the paradox between poor and rich, or rather, between extremely poor and extremely rich – South Africa being identified as the country currently in the world with the biggest gap between those that have, and those that do not have.[1] There is the paradox between luxurious mansions and affluent estates on the one hand, and, on the other, often just a few kilometers from that, struggling townships and dilapidated shacks. There is the paradox – in comparison to many other countries – between the highest figures of unemployment, and the lowest rates of life expectancies; the highest forms of educational inequalities, and the lowest forms of productivity rates; the most sophisticated technological advances in the world (for example the largest disk-shaped telescope, SKA, being constructed in the Karoo[2]), and a seemingly crumbling provider of electricity (Eskom); between being able to host, in the spirit of Ubuntu,[3] one of the most successful Soccer World Cups in history (2010), and experiencing some of the worst bouts of xenophobia ever (in 2008; and again in 2015); between indescribable natural beauty, and inexcusable waste and pollution; between having probably the best political constitution in the world, and some of the worst cases of poor service delivery; between having fabricated Apartheid, but also producing Nelson Mandela, etc. Read more…

In: 2014 India 15 Jan 2014

The programme of the 11th conference in Madurai can be found on this page. PDF-download of the programme is available.

In: 2014 India 15 Oct 2013
Alfred Stephen, president of Societas Homiletica 2013-2014. Dr. Stephen is Professor of Homiletics and Academic Dean of Graduate Studies at the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary.

Alfred Stephen, president of Societas Homiletica 2013-2014. Dr. Stephen is Professor of Homiletics and Academic Dean of Graduate Studies at the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary.

As President of Societas Homiletica I am pleased to invite you for the upcoming conference in Madurai, India.

Madurai which is called a Temple city and a ‘City that never sleeps’ is situated in the southern part of Tamilnadu state. It is known as Christian Missionary field and educational centre. It is also known for its Literary Tamil cultural heritage and temples. Multi Religious and cultural and caste context of Madurai pose unbelievable challenges to preachers and call for creative contextual paradigm of theology.

To expose the teachers of Homiletics to the unique phenomenon of Indian preaching context and to be realistic to it, the Board of Societas Homiletica has decided to hold the theme of the conference as

Preaching Vulnerability: Naming and Neglecting Reality.

Vulnerability is a reality of one group of people who are called Dalits, in India. They are succumbed to violence, abuses of all kinds, discrimination, lose of dignity, bonded labourer system, subjective educational system, denial of access to public places etc. Read more…

In: 2014 India, Conference themes 15 Oct 2013

The International Board of Societas Homiletica announces the theme for the 11th International Conference, to be held in Madurai (India) from 25-30th July 2014.

Preaching Vulnerability. Naming and Neglecting Reality.

Read the introductions to the theme from a Global perspective (written by boardmember dr. Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm) and from an Indian perspective (written by our host and president, dr. Alfred Stephen).

In: Society news 15 Jun 2013

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The next Societas Homiletica conference will be held in 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.

 

Leipzig/Budapest,

December 2018

Alexander Deeg                                                                                     Zoltán Literáty
President of Societas Homiletica                                               Head of the Local Comitee

 

 

Theme of the conference, keynote lecturers and call for papers will be announced later.

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