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Prophecy without contempt : religious discourse in the public square

Author: Cathleen Kaveny
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
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American culture warriors have plenty to argue about, but battles over such issues as abortion and torture have as much to do with rhetorical style as moral substance. Cathleen Kaveny reframes the debate about religion in the public square by focusing on a powerful stream of religious discourse in American political speech: the Biblical rhetoric of prophetic indictment. Throughout American history, reformers of all  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathleen Kaveny
ISBN: 9780674495036 0674495039
OCLC Number: 925410902
Description: x, 451 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Alasdair MacIntyre : Fractured Moral Traditions --
John Rawls : The Contests of Public Reason --
Carter and Cuddihy : The Constraints of Civility --
The American Jeremiad : Covenant, Complaint, and Controversy --
From Consensus to Division : The Jeremiad's Shifting Role in American Political Life --
Prophetic Indictment and Practical Deliberation : Identifying the Differences --
Prophetic Indictment and Practical Deliberation : Describing the Relationship --
Best Practices : Styles of Prophetic Indictment --
Prophecy, Irony, and Humility : Lessons from Lincoln and Jonah.
Responsibility: Cathleen Kaveny.

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What a welcome book! Kaveny shows us a reality hidden in plain sight, the rhetorical form of the jeremiad, which is crucial for understanding how and why political discourse has become so sour and Read more...

 
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