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The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
A Lost Art?
One of the things that should mark Christian culture is Eloquence. John Wilson of Books & Culture discusses this lost virtue. Classical Christian schools are trying to capture this, yet it is somewhat elusive...

Yes, all true, and this is why eloquence is precious. "Eloquence, as distinct from rhetoric, has no aim: it is a play of words or other expressive means. It is a gift to be enjoyed in appreciation and practice." Those earnest folk who scorn frivolity should recognize that their argument is with God himself. He has given us this world, with all its wonders and perplexities.