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The art of the public grovel : sexual sin and public confession in America

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this history of public confession in modern America, Bauer explains why and how a type of confession that first arose among nineteenth-century evangelicals has today become the required form for any successful public admission of wrongdoing - even when the wrongdoer has no connection with evangelicalism and the context is thoroughly secular. She shows how Protestant revivalism, group psychotherapy, and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN: 9780691138107 0691138109 9780691170824 0691170827
OCLC Number: 228503193
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2008.
Description: x, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: From private to public confession --
pt. 1. The shift toward public confession. --
Grover the good, Belshazzar Blaine, and the rapacious woman --
In the presence of the elect (with the world looking on) --
Aimee Semple McPherson and the devil --
Confession goes public --
Ted Kennedy misreads his public --
pt. 2. The act of public confession. --
Jimmy Carter, traitor to the cause --
Jim Bakker shoots his allies --
Jimmy Swaggart's model confession --
Clinton and the three public confessions --
Unaware of change --
Conclusion: Predictions --
Appendixes: The texts of the confessions. --
Appendix A: Edward Kennedy's confession --
Appendix B: Jimmy Carter's confession of "Lust in my heart" --
Appendix C: Jim Bakker's original confession --
Appendix D: Jimmy Swaggart's sermon of confession --
Appendix E: President Clinton's statements and confessions --
Appendix F: Bernard Law's apologies.
Responsibility: Susan Wise Bauer.
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