Rhetoric test 2

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  1. Exigence Definition
    • What drives us to Wisdom? A particular challenge
    • Exigence: a situational urgency requiring a rhetorical response
  2. 2 Requirements of a Rhetorical Situation
    • 1. It invites Discourse
    • 2. The discourse could have a potential impact
  3. Propitious Moment
    Definition: when the most favorable circumstances are presented
  4. Jesus and Propitiation
    • Propitiation (others focused): God's wrath is the 'problem' Jesus solved
    • Expiation: Human guilt was in the way and Jesus got rid of it
  5. Expiatious Moment
    When the situation is most favorable for me
  6. Blitzer
    • 2 requirements of R.S. invites discourse/potential impact
    • What kind of response does a R.S. invite? A fitting response, one that is both expiatious and propitious
  7. Status Definition
    • The heart of the matter
    • The hinge upon which the case turns
    • When you get to an exigence, consider: why are you there?
  8. Facility of Discernment (Status)
    • If you're good at something, you've cultivated the virtues of that practice as well
    • Wisdom: the ability to recognize the difference between life and death, with the motivation to choose life
  9. Facility of Discernment Authors
    • Farrell: Rhetoric needs the virtue of discernment
    • Aristotle: school is to teach kids what they ought to like or disliek
    • Hebrews 5/11-14: milk and solid food, good to be a sponge, better to be a hose; training oneself for discernment takes constant work
  10. Tests of Discernment
    • Art of Asking Questions
    • Ancient System of Inquiry
  11. Art of Asking Questions (tests of discernment)
    • Job: asked lots of questions of God
    • James 4/2: Have not because you ask not
    • stay engaged by asking only questions
  12. Ancient System of Inquiry (tests of discernment)
    • An Sit: is it? FACT did it happen/is it true?
    • Quid Sit: what is it? DEFINITION getting on the same page/dtr
    • Quali Sit: What kind is it? VALUE what is the quality? Is it good or bad? 
    • This is all QUINTILIAN
  13. Thesis Statement
    • Blair?!
    • Result of determining status: a tentative thesis statement
    • next step is responding to the exigence
  14. Common Topoi
    • How our brain naturally organizes/natural direction of questions to pursue in conversation
    • (list is in book)
  15. God--4 ways?
    • 4 things? 
    • 1. listening to and receiving God's word
    • 2. Noting God's nature and character
    • 3. Accepting His invitations and doing His commands
    • 4. Recognizing and rejoicing in the love he has shown
  16. God: author
    • J.J. Packer
    • the best studier of man isn't man--it's God
  17. Knowing God
    Augustine: you have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they get to you
  18. Means (God)
    • Merton: only the man who has faced despair knows he needs mercy
    • don't fear despair, fear complacency
    • despair leads to knowing God
  19. Nature Authors
    • Wordsworth: let nature be your teacher
    • Sanders: ???
  20. Nature's Ways (Nature)
    • McKibben: 70 tv shows/24 hours
    • 1. deep sense of limits
    • 2. life requires sacrifice
    • 3. cyclical
  21. Nature's Ways Authors
    • McKibben
    • Hopkins??
    • Lewis: nature does not always teach because you look for lessons you already knew
  22. Parables/Metaphors in nature
    Dillard: cultivate a healthy poverty so that it is joyous to find a penny
  23. Love Thyself
    • over preoccupation with self
    • no thyself
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Rhetoric test 2
2014-10-31 01:25:26
rhetoric westmont spencer

rhetoric test 2 october 31
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