The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo
De Doctrina Christiana and the Search for a Distinctly Christian Rhetoric
Studies in Rhetoric & Religion
Imprint: Baylor University Press
420 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in
- Published: August 2008
The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo is the definitive edition of St. Augustine's fourth book of De Doctrina Christiana, the book that deals with rhetoric and its uses in Christian discourse. The edition of DDC contains both the original Latin and Sister Tèrèse Sullivan's brilliant translation. An introduction discusses the historical importance of DDC. Seven seminal essays written during the last seventy-five years provide representative discussions of the important topics of DDC. The volume includes a detailed, synoptic outline of all four books, with a conclusion by Amy K. Hermanson that synthesizes Augustine's rhetorical theory in a religious context. This is the only edition of its kind. It will remain the standard for a long time to come.
This is sure to become the standard edition of one of the most influential works in the history of rhetoric.~Thomas P. Miller, Professor of English, Director of Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English Graduate Program, The University of Arizona