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The evangelical rhetoric of Ramon Llull : lay learning and piety in the Christian West around 1300

Author: Mark D Johnston
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ramon Llull (1232-1316), born on Majorca, was one of the most remarkable lay intellectuals of the thirteenth century. He devoted much of his life to promoting missions among unbelievers, the reform of Western Christian society, and personal spiritual perfection. He wrote over 200 philosophical and theological works in Catalan, Latin, and Arabic. Many of these expound on his "Great Universal Art of Finding Truth," an
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ramon Llull; Ramón Lull; Ramon Llull; Raymond Lulle; Ramon Llull
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Johnston
ISBN: 0195090055 9780195090055
OCLC Number: 31659255
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Ramon Llull's Art of Arts --
2. Language as Being --
3. Language in Mind --
4. Invention --
5. Beauty in Language --
6. Beauty through Resemblance --
7. Order --
8. Propriety in Speaking --
9. Virtue in Speaking --
10. Llull's Sermons.
Responsibility: Mark D. Johnston.
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This is a critical analysis of the rhetorical and preaching theories of the 13-century Spanish philosopher and theologian, Ramon Llull. It demonstrates how Llull adapted commonplace ideas of courtly  Read more...

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