Divine Rhetoric: The Sermon on the Mount as Message and as Model in Augustine, Chrysostom, and Luther

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Of the many themes that Classical Antiquity and Early Christianity had in common, for all their profound differences, none was more influential than their love of language. It was the Greek and Roman rhetorical theorists who called the attention of later generations to the importance of speech and language. Likewise, when the author of the Fourth Gospel needed a comprehensive metaphor to describe the eternal significance of Jesus Christ, he turned to speech, calling him the Logos -- the Word and Reason of God, through whom ...

Divine Rhetoric: The Sermon on the Mount as Message and as Model in Augustine, Chrysostom, and Luther 2001, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN-13: 9780881412147

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