Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gregory of Tours (538-594AD): On giving a good sermon.

"My style is not very polished, and I have had to devote much of my space to the quarrels between the wicked and the righteous. All the same I have been greatly encouraged by certain kind remarks which, to my no small surprise, I have often heard made by our folk, to the effect that few people understand a rhetorical speechifier, whereas many can follow a blunt speaker." - The History of the Franks.

2 comments:

Delirious said...

We had two speakers at church today. One read most of his talk. The other spoke from his heart. You can guess which one was easier to listen to. :)

Looney said...

:-)