#15: Rhetoric: the liberal art of living in community

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Welcome to The Classical Homeschool Podcast. At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult and philosophical, ideas presented throughout the classical education movement and bring them down to earth, specifically and practically for the classical homeschooling mom.

We start this episode with a discussion about the larger picture of what rhetoric means to the person as a whole and in context with the other liberal arts of the Trivium. We move onto how to hone the skills and knowledge of the art of rhetoric in community. As a fun note, we talk about how scholé and lectio divina fit into the art of rhetoric. In this episode, we wanted you all to be refreshed in your search for the Truth, goodness, and beauty before we move onto the Quadrivium.


Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Book: Beauty in the Word by Stratford Caldecott

Book: Office Of Assertion: An Art Of Rhetoric For Academic Essay by Scott Crider

Book: Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Piper

Book: On Rhetoric by Aristotle

Book: Phaedrus by Plato

Resource: 5 Canons of Rhetoric

Program: Lost Tools of Writing

Video: The Liturgical Classroom and Virtue Formation by Jenny Rallens

Talk: Training in the Skill of Discussion by Jenny Rallens (notes for this topic)

Blog Post: Contemplating the Liberal Arts Rhetoric by Expanding Wisdom

Blog post: Scholé :: A Reconciliation of Self by Between the Linens

Blog Post: Mystagogy and Community by Between the Linens


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“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV


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