Homiletics in the Nordic Countries

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The field of homiletics has played a central role in the northern European countries since the Reformation. In recent years, the study and development of homiletics has however gained an even stronger role and increased interest among a broader group of theologians. This growing interest is likely linked to several factors such as inspiration from American New Homiletics and Other-wise homiletics, the ‘empirical turn’, development of homiletical further education in the form of homiletical master programs, and preaching preparation and feedback as a collaborative practice among colleagues as well as with lay people. The study of homiletics takes place as both a sub-discipline of practical theology at the universities as well as a part of pastoral theology taught at the ecclesiastical institutions of further education. In addition to exchanging homiletical studies within a Northern European context , Northern homileticians have traditionally oriented themselves towards German theology. However, toward the end of the 20th century the inspiration has primarily come from the United States.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPraktische Theologie
Volume55
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
ISSN0946-3518
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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