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Christianity and Rhetoric in the Medieval Period 3 broad areas: Christian Influence; St. Augustine; Rhetoric of Medieval Period. I.  We see a rise in Christian influence   A.  2 nd  Sophistic (60-230AD) Philostratus(170-247AD)  ,wrote “ Lives of the Sophists” Critiqued sophists; talked about their styles. From the book we learn that this period was of oratorical success.  Talks about how important style and delivery is when giving a speech.   Pseudo-Longinus , wrote “ On the Sublime” : we find out what Roman  Orations were focusing on. . .Imminence and excellence of language.  Not to persuade, but to transport the audience outside of themselves.  B.  Christian Teachings: Four main types: Apologists : one who wants to convince others of the legitimacy of their  point of view. Polemicists
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2010 for the course COMM 2064 taught by Professor Jimkuypers during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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