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- DescriptionOf the many themes that classical Antiquity and early Christianity had in common, for all their profound diffrerences, ne was more influential than their love of language. It was the Greek asnd 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 the universe was made and by whom it was upheld. What would happen when these two systems of interpreting persuasive language collided - and yet in some sense converged? To answer that question, this book examines three interpretations of the most universally ackwledged piece of rhetoric in the history of the west, the Sermon on The Mount, from the latin and Catholic tradition (St.Augustine), and the Reformation and Protestant tradition (Martin Luther). Each is ackwledged in his tradition as a prince of the pulpit. Togethor and yet seperately, they illuminate both the sermon and the speaker for anyone who still takes the challenge of the faith - and of language - seriously.
- Author(s)Jaroslav Pelikan
- PublisherSt Vladimir's Seminary Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/01/2000
- SubjectChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Place of PublicationCrestwood, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt Vladimir's Seminary Press,U.S.
- Weight300 g
- Width152 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine13 mm
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