Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Luke’s Use of Repetition

Luke, the good preacher, not only utilized allusions, he also employed the use of repetition. Repetition adds emphasis. It also aids memory. Finally, repetition provides unity and makes the narrative more persuasive. The reason the writings of Luke are everyone’s favorite, is because Luke effectively employed the rhetorical tools to present the story everyone loves to tell. Luke is called a historian, theologian, and sometimes social critic. Luke is a good preacher because first and foremost he is a good story teller. Since the time of Jerome, Luke has been called the most skilled writer in the New Testament.

Copyrighted 2006


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