22 November 2016

Liturgy 2016-2017 (Part Time) 9.1:
telephone seminar: homiletics in
liturgy and homiletics in history

The sermon (Cartoon by Dave Walker)

Patrick Comerford

TH8824: Liturgy, Worship and Spirituality

Part Time Years III-IV:

23 November 2016

9.1: Seminar: homiletics in liturgy and homiletics in history: readings may include Saint Augustine, Thomas Cranmer, Lancelot Andrewes, John Wesley and Martin Luther King.

Sermon Illustrations (Cartoon by Dave Walker)

1, Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine of Hippo

For Saint Augustine of Hippo and his sermon, ‘John is the Voice, Jesus is the Word,’ see here.

2, Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury

For Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) and his Sermon on the Knowledge of Scripture Part 2 (The Second Part of the Sermon of the Exhortation to Holy Scripture Against Fear and Excuses), see here.

3, Lancelot Andrewes

Lancelot Andrewes ... TS Eliot describes him as ‘the first great preacher of the English Catholic Church’

For Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) and his ‘Christmas Day Sermon, 1622’ see here.

4, John Wesley

John Wesley, by William Hamilton

For John Wesley (1703-1791), and his ‘Sermon 101: The Duty Of Constant Communion, from The Sermons of John Wesley,’ see here.

5, Martin Luther King

The Revd Dr Martin Luther King … ‘How Long? Not Long!’

For the Revd Dr Martin Luther King (1929-1968) and his sermon, ‘Our God Is Marching On!’ (25 March 1965. Montgomery, Alabama), see here.


9.2, Spirituality of ministry; readings on the minister as person, private, public and holy; gender and ministry.

(Revd Canon Professor) Patrick Comerford is Lecturer in Anglicanism, Liturgy and Church History, the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. These briefing notes were prepared for a telephone seminar on 23 November 2016 on the Module TH8824: Liturgy, Worship and Spirituality on the MTh course with part-time students (Years III-IV).

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