Graduate Theological Union

Homiletics

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Homiletics

About this Concentration

Students in the Homiletics concentration work to become scholar-teachers who are conversant with the body of literature associated with the history, theology, theories, and practices of preaching. They engage in dialogue with other disciplines (e.g., theological, biblical, cultural, rhetorical and performative studies) in order to interpret and construct theories of proclamation for diverse public, cultural, and ecclesial contexts.

Alumna Lord (Ph.D. '03) made Full Professor at Austin Seminary

Jennifer LordJennifer L. Lord was inaugurated on November 21, 2013, as full professor in The Dorothy B. Vickery Chair of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Spreading the Word: Alumnus Kelchner Takes Reins of Advancement

Simply put, Alan Kelchner (Ph.D. ‘03) has done it all when it comes to the Graduate Theological Union: student, alumnus, professor, trustee, and now executive staff, serving as the interim Vice President for Advancement.

Supporting the GTU

Yoshiko Kakudo Contributes to Homiletics Scholarships

Yoshiko (Yoshi) Kakudo, artist and retired curator of Japanese Art at the San Francisco
Asian Art Museum, gifted the GTU $10,000 for the Father Michael Monshau Scholarship in Homiletics.

Ms. Kakudo is a friend of Father Monshau, a former member of the GTU Core Doctoral Faculty and professor of Homiletics at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology. She was curator at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum for more than 30 years, retiring in 1994.

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Brooks Berndt, Preaching Amidst Class Conflict: A Class Analysis of Preaching in Oakland

Young-Chang Cho, Understanding Metaphorical Sermons as Texts: Gadamer, Metaphor and Theological Interpretation of Sermons

Won Yuol Lyu, The Significance of the Socio-Cultural Context in Preaching: A Critical Analysis of the Preaching of Donald Owens

Debra J. Mumford, Above All Prosper: A Critical Analysis of the Preaching of Creflo Dollar, Jr.

Mary Donovan Turner

Mary Donovan TurnerPacific School of Religion
Carl Patton Professor of Preaching
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1991

Thomas G. Rogers

Thomas G. RogersPacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Associate Professor of Homiletics

At GTU since 1992

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 1995
M.A., U.C. Davis, in Rhetoric and Communication Theory, 1990
M.Div., Wartburg Theological Seminary 1979

Sangyil Sam Park

American Baptist Seminary of the West
Professor of Preaching
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

 

At GTU since 2006

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 2004
MDiv, Drew University, 1994
MTh, Methodist Theological Seminary, Korea, 1991

Jennifer Wilkins Davidson

American Baptist Seminary of the West
Associate Professor of Theology and Worship and Director of Chapel
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

 

At GTU since 2007

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 2011
MDiv, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 2003
BA, Eastern University, 1991

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