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a sermon on a moral or religious topic

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His often hours-long homilies, broadcast every Sunday by the archdiocesan radio station YSAX, were the most popular program in the country, with nearly 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of the urban population listening in--along with the U.
Rejecting the notion that the Old English composite homilies (those that borrowed from other homiletic writings) were mere "cut and paste" affairs, Ogawa (emeritus, U.
The work comprises fifty-eight homilies on twenty-seven lections from the gospels, most of which she probably delivered to her sisters in the chapter house at the Rupertsberg monastery over many years and which apparently elude precise dating, with the exception of four that were presented instead at Disibodenberg around 1170.
The notes, valuable and abundant (averaging more than 20 per homily), most frequently explain a reference or Hill's translation; identify relevant further passages in these homilies, in the Sermons, or in On the Trinity; or provide other apposite biblical passages.
The Homilies Appointed To Be Read In Churches, revised and introduced by Ian Robinson (Bishopstone, Herf.
Framed in the context of the story of the wandering Zarathustra, Thus Spoke Zarathustra applies homilies, parables, epigrams, and dreams to present philosophical doctrines.
While Catholic leaders and groups take out full-page ads in newspapers decrying gay marriage, organize groups around abortion, and give homilies about the evils of both, nary a dollar is spent or a homily said that condemns those who kill gays.
No wonder there is so much confusion among churchgoers, with the homilies we hear in some parishes.
What's unusual about Burroughs, however, is his ability to stand back and observe his own life--he's also the author of Running With Scissors, the harrowing yet hilarious account of his extremely traumatic childhood--without succumbing to sentimentality or dispensing trite recovery homilies.
Said lobotomy goes straight to the top: In interviews, Ash prattles along mindlessly, spouting homilies about God and family that she's mouthed so often she might actually believe them.
One of the most challenging problems facing lexical semantics of old texts, like Old English homilies, is to explain how unspecified meanings are "controlled" allowing the proper senses to be selected and deployed to achieve successful goals.
It does not treat the manuscripts or development of the two series of homilies (topics fully explored in prefaces to the text-volumes, EETS, SS 5 (1979) and 17 (1997)); nor is the customary analysis of language attempted (for good reasons; see p.
1999 was a vintage year for conservative homilies such as Wendy Shalit's A Return to Modesty and Danielle Crittenden's What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us, both of which argued that the quest for equality had gone too far and urged women to rediscover traditional values.
Perhaps such readers were less disappointed than Spenser anticipated, for Mallette finds characters -- both major and minor, positive and unsympathetic -- delivering homilies throughout the poem.
Children, alone or in pairs, illustrate homilies about learning and dissipation with the same geometric gravity.