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Word in Worship

Convener: Brian T. Hartley (dean of arts and sciences, professor of religion, Greenville College, Greenville, IL) Seminar Participants: Brian Hartley, Tim Leitzke, Michael Pasquarello, Tim Ralston Visitors: Karla Bellinger, Seungyoun Jeong, Michael Jordan, Stacey Minger, Sunggu Yang

Papers and Presentations The seminar heard and responded to five papers on the preached word as a liturgical act. Michael Pasquarello, “The Praise of God: Our Eternal Duty, Desire, and Delight.” This paper advocated for a recovering of preaching as an act of praise, for the life-changing power of the Word in the Spirit which is the presence of the future: the destiny of creation in the consummation of God’s reign. Sunggu Yang, “Liturgical Preaching as Ritual: Ritualistic Analysis and Social Functions of Liturgical Preaching.” This paper analyzed liturgical preaching as religious ritual, in order to explore the ritualistic nature of liturgical preaching and its social functions. It incorporated four different models—the myth and ritual school approach, the phenomenological approach, the psychoanalytic approach, and the ritual functionist approach. Timothy Leitzke, “Methodologies for Discerning Martin Luther’s Homiletic.” This paper assessed existing methodologies for discerning Martin Luther’s homiletic and argued that none of the existing methods really ask what Luther thought was going on in a sermon. It also proposed to engage Luther’s lectures on 1 John, where he discusses the preaching task. Karla Bellinger, “How’s the Preaching: Young Listeners’ Response to the Homily Last Heard.” This paper examined collective quantitative responses by Roman Catholic adolescents to their experience of recent homilies and homileticians to

North American Academy of Liturgy Proceedings 2014  

The North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) (http://www.naal-liturgy.org/) is an ecumenical and interreligious association of liturgical sc...

North American Academy of Liturgy Proceedings 2014  

The North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) (http://www.naal-liturgy.org/) is an ecumenical and interreligious association of liturgical sc...