Apr 13, 2008

A Theology of Rhetoric

C. Richard Wells in a book coauthored by A. Boyd Luter (Inspired Preaching) and in a chapter entitled “The Inspired Preaching of Acts” makes the following observation on developing a theology of rhetoric.

"It is here [Acts 17] that we begin to discern the outline of another dimension to Luke’s theology of preaching in Acts, namely, a theology of communication, a ‘spiritual rhetoric,’ if you will, an understanding not only of what the disciples preached, but how they preached it; not only of the kerygma as a ‘message preached,’ but a ‘message preached’" (italics his, p. 84).

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