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Homiletics and Preaching Collection (8 vols.)

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Overview

The Homiletics and Preaching Collection offers wisdom from leading Catholic preachers on crafting homilies that build God’s kingdom. Benefit from a 20-year dialogue between a theologian and a clinical psychologist on effective preaching, utilize a collection of homilies for each Sunday of the three-year cycle, or cultivate a deeper understanding for preaching on the epistles. Homiletics professors, experienced pastors, and other experts weigh in with practical advice, resources, and inspiration to rekindle the preacher’s passion for sharing God’s Word.

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Key Features

  • Contains insights from leading homilists, including the late Walter J. Burghardt
  • Approaches the challenges of preaching from a variety of perspectives and offers practical solutions
  • Includes numerous sermons adaptable to any congregation

Product Details

Individual Titles

Fulfilled in Our Hearing

  • Author: Guerric Debona
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 240

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This volume offers an overview and synthesis of the history of preaching from a Catholic perspective, with special emphasis on liturgical, multicultural and postmodern homiletics.

Guerric Debona, OSB, is professor of homiletics at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He is a monk, priest, and novice junior master for Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and has also served as director of spiritual formation for the Seminary’s School of Theology. He holds an MDiv from Saint Meinrad School of Theology and a PhD from Indiana University.

A Light unto My Path: Crafting Effective Homilies

  • Authors: James J. Bacik and Kevin E. Anderson
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 192

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Pastor and theologian James J. Backik and clinical psychologist Kevin Anderson have a long-standing dialogue on homiletics which they present in this volume. Enriched by the research and data of over 2,500 surveys collected by the pair, this volume offers theological perspectives and practical advice for those interested in proclaiming the word of God more effectively.

James J. Bacik is pastor emeritus of Corpus Christi University parish. He is a well-known theologian who holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, an MS from Fordahm University, and an MA from Athanaeum of Ohio.

Kevin E. Anderson holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Ohio State University, and has conducted a private practice since 1991. He is the author of Divinity in Disguise: Nested Meditations to Delight the Mind and Awaken the Soul and The 7 Spiritual Practices of Marriage.

Preaching Effectively, Revitalizing Your Church

  • Author: Guerric Debona
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 240

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This book offers seven practical steps—and attendant missteps to avoid—for all preachers who seek to improve their homiletic style and content. Guerric Debona, an experienced and respected teacher of homiletics, takes a holistic view, affirming relationship as a building block of effective preaching.

Guerric Debona, OSB, is professor of homiletics at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He is a monk, priest, and novice junior master for Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and has also served as director of spiritual formation for the Seminary’s School of Theology. He holds an MDiv from Saint Meinrad School of Theology and a PhD from Indiana University.

Preaching the Epistles

  • Author: Raymond F. Collins
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 160

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Experienced pastor Raymond F. Collins offers suggestions and reflections to make the epistles come alive for the modern Catholic congregation, providing preachers with all the material they need to explain the epistles to others.

Raymond F. Collins is a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, and the author of numerous books and commentaries. Prior to his retirement, he was professor of New Testament at Catholic University of America.

Preaching the Gospel of John

  • Author: John F. O’Grady
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 176

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John F. O’Grady offers a practical guide to crafting homilies on the Gospel of John. O’Grady’s helpful reflections, biblical insights, and suggestions assist his often-frustrated brother priests in preparation for preaching on this difficult Gospel.

John F. O’Grady is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Albany, New York. He has held various teaching positions, including professor of biblical theology at Barry University in Miami. He has written numerous books, including Models of Jesus Revisited and Catholic Beliefs and Traditions: Ancient and Ever New.

Preaching: The Art and the Craft

  • Author: Walter J. Burghardt
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Pages: 256

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Walter J. Burghardt was recognized as one of the finest homilists in modern America. This volume distills Burghardt’s reflections on the art and craft of preaching. It captures the essence of his style—careful preparation, uniting scripture with every day experience, and using imagination and humor in his sermons. This book offers a wealth of information and insight for those just learning to preach and those who have been preaching for years.

Walter J. Burghardt (1914–2008) was a Jesuit priest and widely acclaimed preacher, theologian, and advocate for social justice. He was ordained in 1947 received his MA in philosophy and theology from Woodstock College near Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a PhD in theology from Catholic University of America in 1957. From 1946 to 1974, Burghardt taught historical theology at Woodstock College, and was a professor at Catholic University of America and visiting lecturer at Union Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was editor in chief of Theological Studies for 23 years, and published more than 25 books. He was a noted authority on preaching, and his memoir, Long Have I Loved You: A Theologian Reflects on His Church was awarded first prize in 2000 by the Catholic Press Association.

Footprints on The Mountain

  • Author: Roland J. Faley
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 848

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Believing that “there is nothing more essential to ongoing renewal in the church than quality preaching,” Roland J. Faley offers this complete and practical scriptural guide to the lectionary. It includes background on all three cycles and suggestions for application to life today, as well as optional readings for years B and C: The Holy Family, Baptism of the Lord, Ascension, and Pentecost.

Roland J. Faley (1930–2014), TOR, was a recognized author and Scripture scholar. He entered the Third Order Regular Franciscans in 1948, and professed his solemn vows in 1952. He was ordained in 1956 and received a Licentiate in sacred theology from the Catholic University of America in 1957 and one in sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in 1959. He held many positions during his life of service, wrote numerous books, and received many awards and honors.

Preaching to the Converted

  • Author: Richard Leonard
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 416

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Addressing the three main complaints about homilies—too long, over the listeners’ heads, and unconnected to their daily lives—Richard Leonard shares concise, focused, and relevant sermons adaptable to an international audience. This “homiletic smorgasbord” contains short homilies for each Sunday of all three cycles—A, B, and C—for preachers to use as a resource in reaching their congregations.

Richard Leonard is an Australian Jesuit priest. He has a PhD in cinema studies and is a film critic for Catholic newspapers in Australia. He is the director of the Australian Catholic Film Office and a consultant to the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Media Committee. He is the author of Where the Hell Is God?