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Homiletics (THE618)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Description The unit examines the theory and practice of religious communication particularly as these relate to preaching in the Christian tradition.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify several theories of homiletics, explain and demonstrate an understanding of these theories in relation to the task of preaching;
2. Integrate knowledge in the areas of exegesis and interpretation of biblical texts, contextual analysis, theological reflection and personal awareness with the tradition of Christian preaching;
3. Prepare a sermon drawing upon the variety of relevant theological skills;
4. Deliver the sermon effectively so that it communicates both its content and its personal relevance.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminar: 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites Enrolment in graduate level study.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed THE591 Homiletics cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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