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Author, adversary, and reader: A View of the de Veritate Fidei Christianae

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Scholarship on the De Veritate Fidei Christianae (DVFC) is remarkably sparse in proportion to its length and significance, leaving many areas ripe for study. Among them is the role played by style and rhetoric in the development of intentions and content. This chapter examines aspects of this role by looking at the programmatic, self-reflective comments by Juan Luis Vives on what he sees himself doing in the treatise. It explores these self-reflective remarks in Books One and Two, where they are prominent in laying the groundwork for Vives?s overall project. The chapter then proceed to observe their presence in Books 3?5. Finally, it examines the remarkably frank revelation of the dying Vives?s final thoughts on old age and death that occurs late in the last Book.

Keywords: Christians; De Veritate Fidei Christianae (DVFC); Juan Luis Vives



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