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Author Moringiello, Scott D.,
Title The rhetoric of faith : Irenaeus and the structure of the Adversus Haereses / Scott D. Moringiello.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, [2019]

Author Moringiello, Scott D.,
Subject Irenaeus, Saint, Bishop of Lyon. Adversus haereses.
Theology, Doctrinal -- Early works to 1800.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Rhetoric -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Greek language -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 213 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The Rhetoric of Faith argues that the structure of Irenaeus's opus magnum, the Adversus Haereses, is the argument of the Adversus Haereses. Through a close reading of the Irenaeus's text, as well as through a comparison with Greco-Roman rhetorical texts, Scott Moringiello argues that Irenaeus structured his argument around the articles of the faith of the Church and that this structure builds on tropes found in the Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition. The argument focuses on the Adversus Haereses, although it does begin with some discussion to put Irenaeus in the context of second century Christian literature. Moringiello concludes with a discussion of Irenaeus's Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching. Other scholars have provided introductions to Irenaeus's work, and other scholars have argued for the structural unity of the Adversus Haereses. No other scholar, though, has argued that the faith of the Church is the basis of Irenaeus's argument. This argument, then, presents an important contribution to the field of Irenaeus studies.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Silence -- 2. Fiction -- 3. Manifestation -- 4. Prophecy -- 5. Judgment -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Note Scott D. Moringiello is an associate professor in the Department of Catholic Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. He received his PhD from the theology department at the University of Notre Dame, an MPhil from the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge, and a BA (in philosophy and classics) from Williams College (Massachusetts, USA). His research interests include "religious" themes in contemporary Anglophone literature, and the history of Biblical exegesis (especially Irenaeus of Lyon and the Patristic period more generally).
Print version record; online resource viewed April 21, 2021.
ISBN 0813232619 (electronic bk.)
9780813232614 (electronic bk.)
9780813232607 (cloth)
0813232600 (cloth)
OCLC # 1122923225
Additional Format Print version: Moringiello, Scott D. Rhetoric of Faith : Irenaeus and the Structure of the Adversus Haereses. Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2019 9780813232607

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