Christian Plain Style: The Evolution of a Spiritual Ideal

Portada
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1995 M01 3 - 384 páginas
Locating the roots of the plain style in secular and philosophic classicism, Auksi examines theories on classical rhetoric from Demetrius and Dionysius of Halicarnassus to Cicero and Quintilian. He shows how biblicists deliberately transformed a heathen mode, and demonstrates that rhetoric served a pragmatic function among the church fathers. He also discusses the different responses of Renaissance translators, rhetors, polemicists, and humanists to the stylized medieval inheritance, paying particular attention to the issue of sacred plainness in preaching. The epilogue provides a convincing argument for the decline of the plain style in the late seventeenth century and describes how the almost vanished ideal of plainness was transformed by Methodists, Quakers, Mennonites, Amish, and Hutterites.

Dentro del libro

Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario

No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.

Contenido

Introduction
3
1 Christian Literary Culture and the Study of Simplicity
9
2 The Plain Style in Classical Rhetoric
33
3 Scripture and the Creative Motive
67
Augustine and Paul
110
5 The Church Fathers and Christian Style
144
6 Medieval Rhetoric and the Art of Simplicity
174
The Major Reformers
203
Sources Contexts and Uses
232
9 Spiritual Rhetoric and the English Reformation
266
Decline and Transformation
304
Notes
311
Bibliography
337
Index
365
Derechos de autor

Otras ediciones - Ver todas

Términos y frases comunes

Acerca del autor (1995)

Eng, UWO

Información bibliográfica