25 - -led to divinity.” On Christian Doctrine.” Two...

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Contemplative Life vs Active Life (Wisdom) (Eloquence) Eloquence requires vast knowledge Styles: Cicero: Plain- for proof and instruction = straight forward, clean and unadorned Moderate-for pleasure and increasing receptiveness to idea Vigorous- for persuasion and encouraging action = ornate, dramatic, and fiery Augustine: Thoughts on a new rhetorical process
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Unformatted text preview: -led to divinity.” On Christian Doctrine.” Two Tasks:-To discover the “word” for yourself-To Teach others about what you have discovered Aim of orator: to teach to delight and persuade Preacher’s Dilemma: Language is Finite God is infinite (he commands the preacher speaks of him) Rhetoric of god is both impossible and essential...
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