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Landon Loftin

Landon Loftin is a hospital chaplain and a PhD student in the Humanities at Faulkner University's Great Books Honors College. He lives in Bolivar Missouri with his wife and two children.

Landon Loftin Jan 11, 2022

In 1180 John of Salisbury published The Metalogicon, a treatise written in defense of the Trivium. In it, he answers those who objected to the need for educators to cultivate eloquence in speech. The two most important objections reject first the possibility and then the value of becoming more adept in the art of eloquent expression. John’s defense of eloquence is important today because most non-classical schools pay little to no attention to the acquisition of eloquence.

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