History and Repository, Pulpit Eloquence

History and Repository, Pulpit Eloquence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...voice fitted to excite feeling, and united with an appearance of countenance, and a manner of gesture which indicate emotion on the part of the speaker, they seldom fail of kindling in the bosoms of their excitable auditors, the sentiments and emotions which the nature of the subject is calculated to produce. We have known French preachers who are far from being evangelical in their doctrines, who possess so much of pathos in their delivery, who manifest so much emotion themselves, and who adopt a manner of speaking of Christ which so nearly approaches that which is evangelical, that they make the impression on every stranger who is imperfectly acquainted with their character, and with the French language, that they are persons of eminent piety and zeal! And all this is merely an effect of their manner of speaking. The evangelical ministers of France, so far as we have heard them, seem to have attained great propriety in their speaking, having enough of onction and pathos, and at the same time that beautiful simplicity of manner, which accompanies unaffected sincerity. " The French preachers of the present day, preserve the manner of f omposing their sermons which the preachers of the olden times in France followed. Like them, they almost invariably, after pronouncing a suitable introduction, pause, and utter a short prayer for the blessing of God on the discussion of the subject which is to be presented in the following portion of the discourse. To one who is not accustomed to it, this appears remarkable, but it soon becomes a very agreeable interruption to the current of the sermon. It requires some tact to make it in such a variety of ways, as not to prove monotonous and formal. We will add that the majority of French ministers write their...show more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659899
  • 9781236659897