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Christian Plain Style
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Peter Auski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-03 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

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
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Language: en
Pages: 1639
Authors: Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-26 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.
Literature, American Style
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ezra Tawil
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-16 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Between 1780 and 1800, authors of imaginative literature in the new United States wanted to assert that their works, which bore obvious connections to anglophone literature on the far side of the Atlantic, nevertheless constituted a properly "American" tradition. No one had yet figured out, however, what it would mean
Christianization and Communication in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Authors: Jaclyn L. Maxwell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-19 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How did ordinary people and Church authorities communicate with each other in late antiquity and how did this interaction affect the processes of Christianization in the Roman Empire? By studying the relationship between the preacher and his congregation within the context of classical, urban traditions of public speaking, this book
Sacred Rhetoric
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Debora K. Shuger
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-14 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

"There are no studies of a sacred grand style in the English Renaissance," writes Debora Shuger, "because even according to its practitioners it was not supposed to exist." Yet the grand style forms the unacknowledged center of traditional rhetorical theory. In this first history of the grand style, Professor Shuger