The Office and Work of the Christian Ministry by James Mason HoppinThe Office and Work of the Christian Ministry by James Mason Hoppin

The Office and Work of the Christian Ministry

byJames Mason Hoppin

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1869 Excerpt: ... with the new spirit of Christ,--not merely moral, scientific, philosophical, or sentimental. All life, all nature, all human relations, would be thrown open to the transforming power of Christ; the pulpit would be unbound, and responsible for its utterances to God alone; yet it would be devoted simply to the divine will, aud to the glory of God in the saving of souls. Rhetorically speaking, invention, more than anything else, shows the true artist; thus, rhetorically speaking, invention shows the true orator. Cicero makes much of invention in his De Oratore; and, highly as he regards the importance of style, he thinks that what an orator has to say, or the methodized subject-matter of discourse, is of far more importance. He divides oratory into five parts: "To invent what you have to say, to arrange what you have invented, to clothe it in proper language, then to commit it to memory, and at last to deliver it with due action and elocution."1 If Cicero placed invention first, in regard to the mere orator, how much more important is it to the preacher of divine truth! § 25. Style. " Style " is a complex term, and, therefore, definitions of style differ, and some of them are quite incomplete; for example, Webster's definition, that style is " the manner of writing with regard to language, or the choice and arrangement of words." That, however, it must be said, coincides with the ancient definition of style, which was, "the proper selection and arrangement of words," or, what amounted to the same thing, "elocution." Webster's definition, founded upon this ancient one, comprehends what we would mean by "diction." Professor H. N. Day's definition of style is, "That part of rhetoric which treats of the expression of thought in language." Here the important i...
Title:The Office and Work of the Christian MinistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217097421

ISBN - 13:9780217097420