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Divine apology : the discourse of religious image restoration

Author: Brett A Miller
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the defence of public image in political, corporate and celebrity rhetoric has been widely studied, religious image repair has been largely ignored. This book considers the unique circumstances  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brett A Miller
ISBN: 0275975487 9780275975487
OCLC Number: 48536664
Description: viii, 172 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / William L. Benoit --
Introduction: Saving Faith, Saving Face --
pt. I. The Historical Apologists --
1. Paul's Apostolic Apology in the Epistle to the Galatians --
2. Justin Martyr's Defense of the Persecuted Church --
3. Here I Stand: Martin Luther's Defense before the Diet of Worms --
pt. II. The Contemporary Apologists --
4. Sin, Sex, and Jimmy Swaggart's Sermonic Apology --
5. Jesus Crisis: Controversy in the Search for the Historical Jesus --
6. Standing by Their Men: Southern Baptists and Women Scorned --
pt. III. Interpretations --
7. Implications for Religious Rhetoric --
8. Implications for Image Restoration Discourse.
Responsibility: Brett A. Miller ; foreword by William L. Benoit.
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"Explores religious leaders' efforts to repair damage to their public image, from St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians to Jimmy Swaggart's sermonic apology for sexual transgressions."-The Chronicle of Read more...

 
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