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The politics of sacred rhetoric : absolutist appeals and political persuasion

Author: Morgan Marietta
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2012.
Series: Studies in rhetoric and religion, 12.
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Revealing what lies behind much contemporary political rhetoric, Morgan Marietta shows that the language of America's most prominent leaders often relies on deep, even sacred, ideals. Comprehensively and in great detail surveying the rhetorical inventions employed in influential social movements and into the highest levels of government, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric systematically analyzes the use of absolutist  Read more...
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Marietta, Morgan.
Politics of sacred rhetoric.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011032170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Morgan Marietta
ISBN: 9781602583887 1602583889
OCLC Number: 786915048
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages).
Contents: Sacred rhetoric in American politics --
Values and value conflict, sacred values, and sacred rhetoric --
The reasoning effect: sacred rhetoric and deliberation --
The activation effect: sacred rhetoric and participation --
"From my cold, dead hands": sacred rhetoric and social movements --
The absolutist advantage: sacred rhetoric in the Bush era --
Sacred rhetoric from Carter to Clinton: the 1976-1996 presidential debates --
Sacred rhetoric, the 2008 campaigns, and the Democratic Party --
Conclusion: "a cure for thought and the diseases it breeds."
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric and religion, 12.
Responsibility: Morgan Marietta.

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