Seduction and Sacrilege: Rhetorical Power in Fray Gerundio de Campazas
The hilarious and incisive satire of bad preaching was a best seller in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Haidt traces the novel's ploting of the life of a bad- that is, all too human- man whose successful pursit of a career in the pulpit involves a complex mix of naivete and political manipulation, ignorance and ambition, pleasure and perversion, seduction and sacrilege.
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Page 19 - And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.