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Published: 01 October 2020

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198848837

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Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Morwenna Ludlow

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Considers rhetoric as a social practice involving power and persuasion and not as a set of inflexible techniques
  • Examines the concept of prosōpopoeia and allows readers to see how ekphrasis has been adapted by Christian authors in the fourth century
  • Argues that theology and rhetoric cannot be separated in early Christian texts, developing a more nuanced understanding of early Christian literary production