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Title: The Language of the Marketplace in the Sermons of Robert de Sorbon (1201-1274)
Author(s): DIEKSTRA, F.N.M.
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 75    Issue: 2   Date: 2008   
Pages: 337-394
DOI: 10.2143/RTPM.75.2.2033408

Abstract :
This study presents examples, not previously available in print, of the frequent use of the imagery of commerce in Robert de Sorbon’s sermons and discusses the imagery’s relation to scriptural and patristic sources, in particular the apostle Paul and Augustine of Hippo. It is argued that Robert’s use of the language of the marketplace in discussions of theological and moral matters functions as a rhetorical tool which emphasizes the boundlessness of God’s mercy through the redemption.

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