In the introduction, Resner lays out the problem or issue that his book will address. Describe that problem. Where does Barth fall on this issue? How does Resner propose to deal with this issue?
Summarize the key dimensions of the debate, detailed in chapter 1, over the place of ethos in classical rhetoric. Where do the Sophists, Isocrates, Aristotle, Plato, Cicero, and Quintilian each fall within this debate? What would be the point of agreement for most of these figures regarding ethos and persuasion?
Summarize the debate in homiletics about ethos (chap. 2).