Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion


Mr Filip R. De Cavel

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Research proposal

The Preacher as 'First Listener': 

A Grounded Theory Study in the preacher’s own discernment process in Flemish Evangelical Preaching Tradition

Aim of research:

Through the strategic use of Grounded Theory as a qualitative research method, this inquiry into homiletical practices aims to analyse, categorise, qualify and validate the preacher’s own discernment and listening process in preparing, receiving, and delivering the sermon within the context of Flemish Evangelical preaching tradition

Research Interests

  • Liturgy and Worship
  • Postmodern Hermeneutics
  • Practical Theology
  • Homiletics