“We expect one who knows he is in the right to speak with boldness . . . We are prepossessed in favour of men who, in this world of uncertainly and perplexity, express themselves on a grave subject with confidence and command . . . Men dealt with thus fearlessly, acknowledge the preacher’s power. His courage energizes and inlocks his thoughts, and gives to them decision, majesty, strength” (Fish, Power in the Pulpit, pp. 13-14).