Thursday, January 06, 2011

Paul and Cicero

I've mentioned before that I have become somewhat interested in Cicero. Ben Witherington posted a review of a biography here. I am hoping that my PhD thesis will centre on Paul's homiletic - particularly his homiletical use of Scripture. (The way that he uses the Old Testament in his preaching and writing.) I am sure that the understanding of rhetoric and oratory in general that we get from works about Cicero will be useful. I am really looking forward to some of the reading. There will also be an African dimension - but I don't want to say too much until my topic is accepted!

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