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The Resource Sacred rhetoric : the Christian grand style in the English Renaissance, by Debora K. Shuger

Sacred rhetoric : the Christian grand style in the English Renaissance, by Debora K. Shuger

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Sacred rhetoric : the Christian grand style in the English Renaissance
Title
Sacred rhetoric
Title remainder
the Christian grand style in the English Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
by Debora K. Shuger
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 explores the growth of a Christian aesthetic out of the Classical grand style, showing its development from Isocrates to the sacred rhetorics of the Renaissance. These rhetorics advocate a Christian grand style neither pedantically mimetic nor playfully sophistic, whose models include Tacitus and the Bible, as well as Cicero, and whose theoretical sources embrace not only Cicero and Quintilian, but Hermogenes and Longinus. This style dominates the best and most scholarly rhetorics of the period--texts written in Latin and, while ignored by most recent scholars, extensively used in England throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These works are the first attempts since Augustine's pioneering revision of Ciceronian rhetoric to reground ancient rhetorical theory on Christian epistemology and theology.According to Professor Shuger, the Christian grand style is passionate, vivid, dramatic, metaphoric--yet this emotional energy and sensuousness is shaped and legitimated by Renaissance religious culture. Thus sacred rhetoric cannot be considered apart from contemporary theories of cognition, emotion, selfhood, and signification. It mediates between word and world. Moreover, these texts suggest the almost forgotten centrality of neo-Latin scholarship during these years and provide a crucial theoretical context for England's great flowering of devotional prose and poetry.Originally published in 1988.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shuger, Debora K.
Dewey number
810/.9/003
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1081
LC item number
.S58 1988eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Rhetoric, Renaissance
  • Christian literature, English
  • Renaissance
  • Classical languages
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Christian literature, English
  • Classical languages
  • English language
  • Renaissance
  • Rhetoric, Renaissance
  • England
Label
Sacred rhetoric : the Christian grand style in the English Renaissance, by Debora K. Shuger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. GOD, SELF, AND PSYCHE: THE THEOLOGICAL BASES OF THE GRAND STYLE
  • CONCLUSION
  • APPENDIX. THE SEVEN IDEAS OF HERMOGENES
  • GLOSSARY OF RHETORICAL TERMS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER ONE. THE CHARACTERS OF STYLE FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES
  • CHAPTER TWO. THE HISTORY OF SACRED RHETORIC IN THE RENAISSANCE
  • CHAPTER THREE. RHETORIC, SOPHISTIC, AND PHILOSOPHY: THE LEGITIMATION OF PASSIONATE DISCOURSE
  • CHAPTER FOUR. HELLENISM AND HEBRAISM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-CICERONIAN GRAND STYLE
Control code
889255028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737mfq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889255028
Label
Sacred rhetoric : the Christian grand style in the English Renaissance, by Debora K. Shuger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. GOD, SELF, AND PSYCHE: THE THEOLOGICAL BASES OF THE GRAND STYLE
  • CONCLUSION
  • APPENDIX. THE SEVEN IDEAS OF HERMOGENES
  • GLOSSARY OF RHETORICAL TERMS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER ONE. THE CHARACTERS OF STYLE FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES
  • CHAPTER TWO. THE HISTORY OF SACRED RHETORIC IN THE RENAISSANCE
  • CHAPTER THREE. RHETORIC, SOPHISTIC, AND PHILOSOPHY: THE LEGITIMATION OF PASSIONATE DISCOURSE
  • CHAPTER FOUR. HELLENISM AND HEBRAISM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-CICERONIAN GRAND STYLE
Control code
889255028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737mfq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889255028

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