The article explores a new approach on the relationship between religion and academia. It highlights the application of St. Augustine's "On Christian Doctrine" on Ciceronian tactics to teaching, praising and motivating based on scripture. It mentions that the Buddhist text entitled "The Lotus Sutra" manifests how Buddhism extends in the rhetorical canon and delivers a spiritual renewal in the academia. An overview of the symbiosis between Buddhism and rhetoric that effectively connects religion and secular liberalism is also presented.
Smith, E. (2009). The Lotus Sutra as Rhetorical Doctrine: Toward a Spiritual Paradigm Shift in Academia. Jostes: The Journal of South Texas English Studies, 1(1), 1–13.
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