On Christian Doctrine Fun Activities

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Creating a Parallel Example

1.Augustine uses a passage from The Song of Solomon, "Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are shorn, which came up from the washing, whereof every one bears twins, and none is barren among them," to illustrate the sign of, "the Church, tearing men away from their errors, and bringing them into the church's body, with all their harshness softened down, just as if they had been torn off and masticated by the teeth." Explain why this illustration was relevant to Augustine's age, but not so easily understood today.

2.Group/partner activity: Develop a parallel analogy to that which Augustine used from The Song of Solomon that can communicate the same message to people today. Your analogy can take a written, graphic, or musical form.

Copy a Speaker

Augustine recommends that a student learn rhetoric by observing and copying the style of...

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