Historical Rhetorics/Rhetoric's Medieval Resurgence

Chapter Eight: Rhetoric's Medieval Resurgence (?)


The title for this week isn't a statement it is a question. Do what extent does Augustine promote rhetoric? The answer to this question, I believe, will be imbricated in the Q Question, to whether rhetoric refers to a reality and transmits Truths already in existence or instantiates reality and transforms our experience of it.

St. Augustine. On Christian Teaching. Trans. and Intro R.P.H. Green. New York, NY: Oxford UP, 1999.


Relevant Secondary Sources

Professors Kristine Johnson, Kilian McCurrie, and Jeff Ringer have compiled a bibliography dedicated to "The History of Rhetoric and Christian Tradition" [.doc]