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The rhetoric of Pope Francis : critical mercy and conversion for the twenty-first century

Author: Christopher J Oldenburg
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an extensive rhetorical analysis of Pope Francis's visual, spatial, tactile, written, and oral discourse. It reveals how the interrelated topoi of illness, space, mercy, and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oldenburg, Christopher J., 1976- author.
Rhetoric of Pope Francis
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018043857
Named Person: Francis, Pope; Francis, Pope
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Oldenburg
ISBN: 9781498572361 1498572367
OCLC Number: 1048937839
Description: xxxviii, 143 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a sick church, space, the medicine of mercy, and conversion --
I: Seeing the Holy See Differently through Papal and Pastoral Conversions: Photographic Applications. Perspective by Papal Humility: Hierarchal Psychosis and Pope Francis's Semiotic-Ethotic Conversion --
"Outward Signs": TheVisual-Spatial Rhetoric of PastoralConversion, Religious Mimesis,and Its Transgressions --
II: Rhetorical Works of Mercy through Political and Spatial Conversions: American Applications. Francis before the Pharisees: Interventional/Intercessional Rhetoric, "Representative" Anecdotes/Antidotes, and the Call for Political Conversion --
"Welcome the Stranger": The Spatial Conversion of "Birthplace,"Religious Freedom, Immigration,and the Lec"turn" of Inter-Contextual Synecdoche --
Epilogue: the "Francis Affect".
Responsibility: Christopher J. Oldenburg.

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