Definition of Preaching

1. Noun. An address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service).

Exact synonyms: Discourse, Sermon
Category relationships: Church, Church Service
Generic synonyms: Address, Speech
Specialized synonyms: Baccalaureate, Kerugma, Kerygma, Evangelism, Homily, Preachment
Specialized synonyms: Sermon On The Mount
Derivative terms: Preach, Sermonise, Sermonize



2. Noun. A moralistic rebuke. "Your preaching is wasted on him"
Exact synonyms: Sermon
Generic synonyms: Lecture, Speech, Talking To
Derivative terms: Preach, Sermonise, Sermonize

Definition of Preaching

1. n. The act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse; serious, earnest advice.

Definition of Preaching

1. Verb. (present participle of preach) ¹

2. Noun. The act of delivering a sermon or similar moral instruction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preaching

1. preach [v] - See also: preach

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Literary usage of Preaching

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"After the Norman Conquest there are no traces of preaching to the invaders in their own language; though there are Latin sermons from this period. ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"For his irregular conduct in preaching at the Spa Fields chapel in 1781 he was ... After preaching occasionally at Surrey chapel and elsewhere Wills was ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Their chief occupation remained, as it was before their reconciliation, the preaching of the word of God directed against the heretics. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Their chief occupation remained, as it was before their reconcilia^ tion, the preaching of the word of God directed against the heretics. ..."

5. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1910)
"But it cannot be said'that, in England, any more than in Germany, preachers originated the reformation, or that the reformation originated popular preaching ..."

6. Catalogue by Yale University, Columbia university, Hokkaido University (1900)
"Modern preaching. 2 hrs. throughout the year. Lectures once a week on structural Homiletics, dealing with the sermon as an organism, to be followed by ..."

7. History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst (1897)
"The life of the Christians and the preaching and epistles of the apostles ... The preaching of the apostles combined all the essential elements of a perfect ..."

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