Manual of Sacred Rhetoric

Manual of Sacred Rhetoric

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a€” A Classic a€” Includes Active Table of Contents a€” Includes Religious Illustrations There must be art in the doing of any work in which complex means have to be employed to do it well; for art is the skillful use of such means, whether the work be a kitchen table or an epic poem. Now, Preaching relying on divine help, undertakes a very difficult and complicated work, namely, to move the will of another from a state of apathy or opposition to activity in a definite direction. To do this, several means have to be employed: obstacles and prepossessions have to be removed; interest has to be awakened; the intellect has to be enlightened by exposition and illustration; the feelings have to be aroused and enlisted; the will itself has to be brought under the direct influence of motives calculated to determine it to action. Aeterna Press... of her devotion, her meekness, her simplicity, her modesty, her sweetness? ... and it is so jealous of its freedom, that it often hardens itself to persuasion because it suspects that this, its sovereign prerogative, is tampered with or endangered.

Title:Manual of Sacred Rhetoric
Author:Reverend Bernard Feeney, Aeterna Press
Publisher:Aeterna Press - 1901


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