BOOK IV



Index

ARGUMENT.

CHAPTER 1. THIS WORK NOT INTENDED AS A TREATISE ON RHETORIC.

CHAPTER 2. IT IS LAWFUL FOR A CHRISTIAN TEACHER TO USE THE ART OF RHETORIC.

CHAPTER 3. THE PROPER AGE AND THE PROPER MEANS FOR ACQUIRING RHETORICAL SKILL.

CHAPTER 4. THEDUTY OF THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER.

CHAPTER 5. WISDOM OF MORE IMPORTANCE THAN ELOQUENCE TO THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER.

CHAPTER 6. THE SACRED WRITERS UNITE ELOQUENCE WITH WISDOM.

CHAPTER 7. EXAMPLES OF TRUE ELOQUENCE DRAWN FROM THE EPISTLES OF PAUL AND THE PROPHECIES OF AMOS.

CHAPTER 8. THE OBSCURITY OF THE SACRED WRITERS, THOUGH COMPATIBLE WITH ELOQUENCE, NOT TO BE IMITATED BY CHRISTIAN TEACHERS.

CHAPTER 9. HOW, AND WITH WHOM, DIFFICULT PASSAGES ARE TO BE DISCUSSED.

CHAPTER 10. THE NECESSITY FOR PERSPICUITY OF STYLE.

CHAPTER 11. THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER MUST SPEAK CLEARLY, BUT NOT INELEGANTLY.

CHAPTER 12. THE AIM OF THE ORATOR, ACCORDING TO CICERO, IS TO TEACH, TO DELIGHT, AND TO MOVE. OF THESE, TEACHING IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL.

CHAPTER 13. THE HEARER MUST BE MOVED AS WELL AS INSTRUCTED.

CHAPTER 14. BEAUTY OF DICTION TO BE IN KEEPING WITH THE MATTER.

CHAPTER 15. THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER SHOULD PRAY BEFORE PREACHING.

CHAPTER 16. HUMAN DIRECTIONS NOT TO BE DESPISED, THOUGH GOD MAKES THE TRUE TEACHER.

CHAPTER 17. THREEFOLD DIVISION OF THE VARIOUS STYLES OF SPEECH.

CHAPTER 18. THE CHRISTIAN ORATOR IS CONSTANTLY DEALING WITH GREAT MATTERS.

CHAPTER 19. THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER MUST USE DIFFERENT STYLES ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.

CHAPTER 20. EXAMPLES OF THE VARIOUS STYLES DRAWN FROM SCRIPTURE.

CHAPTER 21. EXAMPLES OF THE VARIOUS STYLES, DRAWN FROM THE TEACHERS OF THE CHURCH, ESPECIALLY AMBROSE AND CYPRIAN.

CHAPTER 22. THE NECESSITY OF VARIETY IN STYLE.

CHAPTER 23. HOW THE VARIOUS STYLES SHOULD BE MINGLED.

CHAPTER 24. THE EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE MAJESTIC STYLE.

CHAPTER 25. HOW THE TEMPERATE STYLE IS TO BE USED.

CHAPTER 26. IN EVERY STYLE THE ORATOR SHOULD AIM AT PERSPICUITY, BEAUTY, AND PERSUASIVENESS.

CHAPTER 27. THE MAN WHOSE LIFE IS IN HARMONY WITH HIS TEACHING WILL TEACH WITH GREATER EFFECT.

CHAPTER 28. TRUTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EXPRESSION.WHAT IS MEANT BY STRIFEABOUT WORDS.

CHAPTER 29. IT IS PERMISSIBLE FOR A PREACHER TO DELIVER TO THE PEOPLE WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY A MORE ELOQUENT MAN THAN HIMSELF.

CHAPTER 30. THE PREACHER SHOULD COMMENCE HIS DISCOURSE WITH PRAYER TO GOD.

CHAPTER 31. APOLOGY FOR THE LENGTH OF THE WORK.