Word and Sacrament

A key matter for theological reflection is the relationship of Word and Sacrament. Thinking theologically about preaching entails reflection about preaching’s place in worship and its relation to the theological question of the “means of grace.” The resources in this section explore this theological intersection that has become even more important for preaching since Vatican II and the ensuing liturgical renewal across many churches. A homiletical theology must understand its work in relation not just to preaching, but to the church’s sacramental and worship life.