Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Lawrence J. Osborne

First Committee Member

Clair C. Olson

Second Committee Member

Ruth Marie Faurot


Syntax, word usage, and paragraph development form the substance of the analysis of the Apologia. The use of subordination, repetition, and antithesis in sentence construction; the choice of words to produce rhythm and prove mood, as well as the implied metaphor; and careful blending of these elements into an organic unity which reflect not only the personality of the man, but his very thought process; these are the common elements identified by critics of the Apologia. To what extent these elements exist in the prose of the university sermons, and what other elements of style are identifiable in these sermons are the subject of this paper.





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