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Introduction and Background

Caroline Humfress

in Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198208419
eISBN:
9780191716966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208419.003.006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins with a discussion of effective speech as a gift from God or gods(s) according to the Christians and Romans, respectively. It then discusses Christian rhetoric, forensic eloquence ... More


Rhetoric and the Art of Listening

Carol Harrison

in The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641437
eISBN:
9780191755651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter looks at ancient auditory culture in more detail by examining ‘the other side of listening’: the use of rhetoric, or the art of speaking, in classical and Christian contexts. It ... More


Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain

Aileen Fyfe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276472
eISBN:
9780226276465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276465.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Threatened by the proliferation of cheap, mass-produced publications, the Religious Tract Society issued a series of publications on popular science during the 1840s. The books were intended to ... More


Playing Ball: Augustine and Plutarch on Capturing Wisdom

Carol Harrison

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

Being Christian meant being informed (both intellectually and morally) in the Christian faith. More often than not this took place through the ears of a congregation listening to their bishop. A ... More


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