Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention (Paperback)
  • In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention (Paperback)
zoom

In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention (Paperback)

(author)
£31.50
Paperback Published: 30/03/2010
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention begins with an analysis of the 1979 Southern Baptist Convention, the watershed convention where moderate forces fell before the powerful oratory of the ultraconservative faction, which has remained in power ever since. Communication professors Carl L. Kell and L. Raymond Camp investigate the rhetorical shift from moderate to ultraconservative in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest denomination in the South and the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Drawing on sermons delivered at national conventions from 1979 to the present, Kell and Camp outline the discourses of fundamentalism, inerrancy, and exclusion. These discourses, the authors assert, point to the SBC leaders' call for a return to times before feminism and tolerance of varying sexual orientations allegedly brought chaos to society and shook believers from their theological foundations.

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572337138


MEDIA REVIEWS
" The sharp turn to the right of the Southern Baptist Convention is an arresting cultural and rhetorical phenomenon. Kell and Camp provide an insider/outsider view of the turn, offering a sympathetically incisive critical analysis of the rhetoric that powered it. Scholars and students both of rhetoric and religion will find much in this book to commend its use." -- Helen Sterk, Calvin College

You may also be interested in...

The Sign of the Cross
Added to basket
Life of St Columba
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Fathomless Riches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Stripping of the Altars
Added to basket
Under The Banner of Heaven
Added to basket
The Missionary Position
Added to basket
The Book of Common Prayer
Added to basket
A History of Christianity
Added to basket
Early Christian Writings
Added to basket
A Short History of the Reformation
Added to basket
Leaving Alexandria
Added to basket
The Weight of Glory
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
Added to basket
Confessions
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Medieval Wall Paintings
Added to basket
Seven Storey Mountain
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.