Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - From its development in ancient greece and rome, through its continuation and adaptation in Europe and America through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to its enduring significance in the twentieth century, he traces the theory and practice of classical rhetoric through history. Now, george kennedy offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition.

He has also included more information about historical and intellectual contexts to assist the reader in understanding the tradition of classical rhetoric. Since its original publication by unc press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but ever vital art of persuasion.

Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times #ad - At each stage of the way, he demonstrates how new societies modified classical rhetoric to fit their needs. For this edition, kennedy has updated the text and the bibliography to incorporate new scholarship; added sections relating to women orators and rhetoricians throughout history; and enlarged the discussion of rhetoric in America, Germany, and Spain.

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Phaedrus Theater of the Mind

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Agora Publications, Inc. #ad - Plato’s dialogues frequently treat several topics and show their connection to each other. The phaedrus shows how oral and written forms of language relate to each other and to philosophy. It simultaneously embodies the entire process in some of the greatest poetry ever written. This dialogue provides a powerful example of the dialectical writing thatPlato uses to manifest ideas that are essential to human existence and to living a good life.

It ends with an examination of the love of wisdom as a dialectical activity in the human mind. Phaedrus lures socrates outside the walls of Athens, by promising to share a new work by his friend and mentor Lysias, where he seldom goes, a famous writer of speeches. The phaedrus is a model of that skill because of its seamless progression from examples of speeches about the nature of love to mythical visions of human nature and destiny to the essence of beauty and, finally, to a penetrating discussion of speaking and writing.

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Gorgias and Rhetoric Focus Philosophical Library

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Focus #ad - If in the gorgias plato probes the question of what is problematic in rhetoric, in Rhetoric, Aristotle continues the thread by looking at what makes rhetoric useful. By juxtaposing the two texts, an interesting "conversation" is illuminated—one which students of philosophy and rhetoric will find key in their analytical pursuits.

Focus philosophical library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle and Plato’s immediate audience. By pairing translations of gorgias and Rhetoric, along with an outstanding introductory essay, Joe Sachs demonstrates Aristotles response to Plato.

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Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric

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David R. Godine, Publisher #ad - What are the secrets of this alchemy? the answer lies in rhetoric in the honorable sense of the word – not the dronings of bad politicians, influence, but the art of using language to persuade, or otherwise affect an audience. This book is a lively set of lessons on the subject. Rhetoric in this sense is among the most ancient academic disciplines, and we all use it every day whether expertly or not.

The book amounts to a tutorial on eloquence conducted by virtuoso faculty: not just Lincoln and Churchill, Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine, but Dickens and Melville, and more than a hundred others. The result is a new addition to the list of indispensable books for the writer or speaker – a highly useful reference tool, and a rewarding source of instruction and pleasure for all lovers of the English language.

Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric #ad - It is about rhetorical figures: practical ways of applying old and powerful principles – repetition and variety, concealment and surprise, suspense and relief, the creation of expectations and then the satisfaction or frustration of them– to the composition of a simple sentence or a complete paragraph.

Lincoln and churchill had this power: having heard their words once, the reader or listener can scarcely imagine the world without them. Though first examined in classical greece and Rome, these techniques also were studied closely by earlier generations of the best English writers and orators and were often employed by them to exquisite effect.

It organizes, illustrates, and analyzes the most valuable rhetorical devices with impeccable clarity and in unprecedented detail. Masters of language can turn unassuming words into phrases that are convincing, effective, and memorably beautiful. Classical english Rhetoric recovers this knowledge for our times.

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New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism Studies in Religion

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - New testament interpretation through Rhetorical Criticism provides readers of the Bible with an important tool for understanding the Scriptures. These writers employed rhetorical conventions that were widely known and imitated in the society of the times. Sometimes confirming but often challenging common interpretations of texts, this is the first systematic study of the rhetorical composition of the New Testament.

As a complement to form criticism, historical criticism, and other methods of biblical analysis, rhetorical criticism focuses on the text as we have it and seeks to discover the basis of its powerful appeal and the intent of its authors. He provides in succeeding chapters examples of rhetorical analysis, and the approach of Saint Paul in Second Corinthians, Jesus' farewell to the disciples in John's Gospel, Thessalonians, the distinctive rhetoric of Jesus, the Sermon on the Plain, Galatians, looking closely at the Sermon on the Mount, the speeches in Acts, and Romans.

Kennedy shows that biblical writers employed both "external" modes of persuasion, and "internal" methods, pathos emotional appeal to the audience, and the testimony of witnesses, such as ethos authority and character of the speaker, the evidence of miracles, such as scriptural authority, and logos deductive and inductive argument in the text.

New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism Studies in Religion #ad - In the opening chapter kennedy presents a survey of how rhetoric was taught in the New Testament period and outlines a rigorous method of rhetorical criticism that involves a series of steps. Based on the theory and practice of greek rhetoric in the New Testament, George Kennedy's approach acknowledges that New Testament writers wrote to persuade an audience of the truth of their messages.

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Ancient Rhetoric: From Aristotle to Philostratus Penguin Classics

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Penguin #ad - It was absolutely crucial to life in the ancient world, whether in the courtroom, the legislature, or on ceremonial occasions, and was described as either the art of the persuasion or the art of speaking well. Ranging across such themes as memory, delivery and style, persuasion, it provides a fascinating introduction to classical rhetoric and will be an invaluable sourcebook for students of the ancient world.

This anthology brings together all the most important ancient writings on rhetoric, Aristotle, including works by Cicero, Quintilian and Philostratus. Classical rhetoric is one of the earliest versions of what is today known as media studies.

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The Office of Assertion: An Art of Rhetoric for the Academic Essay

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute #ad - Though practical, it is not simply a “how-to” manual; though philosophical, it never loses sight of writing itself. Crider combines practical guidance about how to improve an academic essay with reflection on the final purposes —educational, political, and philosophical—of such improvement. The ability to employ rhetoric successfully can enable the student, as an effective communicator, to reflect qualities of soul through argument.

This short but serious book is informed by both the ancient rhetorical tradition and recent discoveries concerning the writing process. In that sense, rhetoric is much more than a technical skill. Crider addresses the intelligent university student with respect and humor. A frivolous argument or inflated claim is often dismissed with the reply, “That’s just rhetoric!” But as Scott Crider explains in The Office of Assertion, the classical tradition of rhetoric is both a productive and a liberal art.

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Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor

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David R. Godine, Publisher #ad - The book provides, along the way, philosophers, playwrights, an extraordinarily wide-ranging tour of examples from novelists, and orators. Farnsworth’s classical English Rhetoric was the definitive guide to the use of rhetorical devices in English. It offers an original analysis of patterns in the sources and uses of metaphor.

Farnsworth’s book is the finest collection of such figurative comparisons ever assembled. There is interest, instruction, and amusement to be found on every page. Ward farnsworth-lawyer, dean, teacher, and polymath-has produced another indispensable book for the writer. It then shows how the best writers have put each of those traditions to distinctive use-for the sake of caricature, to make an abstract idea visible, to make a complicated idea simple.

It became a best-seller in its field, with over 20, 000 copies in print. Lincoln was a master of the art A house divided against itself cannot stand. Classical english metaphor will be a constant source of learning and enjoyment for anyone who appreciates the art of observation and the pleasure of well-chosen words.

Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor #ad - Here now is the natural sequel, farnsworth’s Classical English Metaphor—the most entertaining and instructive book ever written about the art of comparison. A metaphor compares two things that seem unalike. So were jefferson the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants and Shakespeare All the world’s a stage/And all the men and women merely players.

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On Christian Doctrine Dover Philosophical Classics

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Dover Publications #ad - Subsequent parts discuss signs and their recognition, the distinctions between literal and figurative expressions, and the scriptures' stylistic combination of eloquence and wisdom. Since the dawn of the fifth century, theology students, religious scholars, and Christian readers have turned to this volume for instruction.

Christians and non-christians alike value this work for its role in historical theology, its influence on the development of Biblical interpretation, and its insights into the mind of a great Christian philosopher and ecclesiastic. Above all, augustine's text concerns itself with the ways in which individuals can live in harmony with Jesus' teachings.

On Christian Doctrine Dover Philosophical Classics #ad - . Written by one of the foremost leaders in the development of Christian thought, it offers practical as well as theoretical guidance on how to read the Bible and explain the meaning of scripture. Augustine intended his treatise for the priests in his North African diocese of Hippo, but ultimately, the saint's counsel laid the groundwork for modern hermeneutics and semiotics.

The first of on christian Doctrine's four parts begins with an overview of the subjects treated in holy scripture.

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The Ethics of Rhetoric

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Muriwai Books #ad - Weaver evaluates the ethical and cultural role of rhetoric and its reflection on society. Weaver draws upon classical notions of rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus, and he examines the effectiveness and implications of the manipulation of language in the works of Lincoln, Burke, and Milton. In this collection of essays, weaver examines how different types of rhetoric persuade, their varying levels of effectiveness and credibility, and how one’s manner of argumentation and style of persuasion are indicative of character.

In the ethics of Rhetoric, Richard M. Ultimately, weaver argues that the cultivation of pure language creates pure people. Initially published in 1953, The Ethics of Rhetoric remains timeless in its evaluation of rhetoric’s role in society.

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