The Art of Listening in the Early Church (häftad)
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The Art of Listening in the Early Church (häftad)

The Art of Listening in the Early Church

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The sense of hearing was particularly important in the ancient world when the majority of people were illiterate. Rhetoric has been given attention in this context, but listening has been virtually ignored. This book deals with the practical and theological issues which listening to an incorporeal, unknowable God raised for early Christians.
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Ursula King, The Times Higher Eductation Supplement This book is a treasure trove of inspiring ideas, especially about the transformative power of "literature listening". It is beautifully written, almost architectonic in its structure, while also playful in many of its examples, narratives and its rich use of musical metaphors.

A. W. Klink, Choice In this important contribution to patristics, Harrison explores how practices of listening and speaking shaped Christianity's transmission to largerly illiterate audiences in the fourth and fifth centuries. Students of early Christian history and theology will find this book worthwhile.

Journal of the American Academy of Religion A groundbreaking book on listening in the early Church ... Carol Harrison is to be commended for mobilizing her impressive knowledge to redress the lack of scholarship on the practices and effects of listening in early Christianity.

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Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the faculty of Theology and Religion and a canon of Christ Church, Oxford.


Preface ; Introduction: Voices of the Page ; First Impromptu: The Other Side of Language or listening to the voice of Being ; I: AN AUDITORY CULTURE ; 1. Listening in Cultural Context ; 2. Rhetoric and the Art of Listening ; 3. Images and Echoes ; II: THEME AND VARIATIONS ; 4. Catechesis: Sounding the Theme ; Second Impromptu : Playing ball: the art of reception ; 5. Preaching: Variations on the Theme ; Third Impromptu: Singing the blues ; III: FROM LISTENING TO HEARING ; 6. The Polyphony of Prayer ; 7. From the bottom to the bottomless ; Bibliography