Plain talk with a gilt edge

an exploration of the relation between 'plain' biblical exposition and persuasion in Chrysostom and Calvin

Peter Moore

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Abstract

An essay is presented which explores the biblical exposition and persuasion in the public oratory and writings of preachers John Calvin and John Chrysostom. It discusses the comments of John Calvin in his book "Praefatio in Chrysostomi Homilias." It presents the thoughts of Calvin on the preaching of Chrysostom about his goal of communicating the plain meaning of Scripture to the plain people. It also analyzes the rhetorical styles of Chrysostom and Calvin in their sermons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-172
Number of pages16
JournalWestminster theological journal
Volume73
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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