Graduate Theological Union
This Area of Concentration is available to students affiliated with the following schools: ABSW, CDSP, JST, PLTS, PSR.
In this area, one studies the practice of preaching in the context of a faith community, focusing on theoretical, practical, and spiritual components. The program involves dialogue with areas of study outside homiletics in order to situate preaching in the context of its broader theological and pastoral landscape.
The Homiletics area is not accepting new doctoral students at this time. However, faculty in this Area offer courses, contribute to the interdisciplinary aspects of doctoral programs in other areas, and are available for membership on student's examination and dissertation committees.
Core Doctoral Faculty
JANA CHILDERS • SFTS (Homiletics and Speech Communication) • Textual preaching; the Preacher’s creative process; the Preacher’s spiritual life; pneumatology and preaching.
LINDA CLADER • CDSP (Homiletics) • Prophetic preaching; imagination; metaphor.
SANGYIL SAM PARK • ABSW (Preaching) • Prophetic preaching; crosscultural preaching; preaching and rhetoric; narrative preaching; homiletical theories; theology of preaching.
THOMAS G. ROGERS • PLTS (Homiletics) • Homiletics; Leadership; Stewardship.
MARY DONOVAN TURNER • PSR (Homiletics) • Hebrew Bible and preaching; women, voice, and preaching.
Consortial Faculty Resources
PAUL JANOWIAK, S.J. • JST
J. ALFRED SMITH • ABSW (Preaching and Church Ministries) • Preaching and hermeneutics; social ethics; African-American religious history; theological values in literature.