Phyllis Ryder (pryder@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 11:12:05 -0700

I would agree that there's a difference in the "religious rhetoric" in
which the rhetor uses the opportunity to engage in dialogue, to wonder
about the intitial "truths" vs. those (which we seem to be calling failed
rhetoric) in which the rhetor puts forth an idea that he/she will not
allow to be questioned. I wonder, then, if there are any models of the
kind of religious rhetoric that we would call "true rhetoric" that we can
bring out and use to demonstrate the difference to students. (perhaps
not fy, but maybe in upper level courses?) Any sugestions? --Phyllis

Be patient towards all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the
questions themselves. Do not seek the answers that cannot be given to you,
because you would not be able to live them, and the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now. Perhaps you will gradually, without knowing it, live
along some distant day into the answers. --Rainer Maria Rilke
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