Find your perfect holiday reading
Rhetoric of Operation Rescue: Projecting the Christian Pro-life Message - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Paperback)
  • Rhetoric of Operation Rescue: Projecting the Christian Pro-life Message - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Paperback)
zoom

Rhetoric of Operation Rescue: Projecting the Christian Pro-life Message - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Paperback)

(author)
£33.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/06/2006
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
"The Rhetoric of Operation Rescue" is a comprehensive examination of the rhetoric of Operation Rescue, a pro-life social protest group (prominent between 1988 and 1992) that orchestrated blockades of clinics where abortions are performed. Steiner examines how the group sought to persuade people - primarily conservative evangelical and fundamentalist Christians - to join their ranks, as well as how they sought to use their form of social protest to achieve their public policy goals. In so doing, Steiner explains both the group's initial success (beginning with its 1988 "Siege of Atlanta" protests) and its ultimate failure. More fundamentally, though, Steiner shows how the group appealed to the convictions of conservative evangelical and fundamentalist Christians in the United States. He shows how the rhetoric of Operation Rescue - for those conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists that found it convincing - shaped fundamental understandings of what their Christian faith means, how to practice it in an authentic manner, and how to engage in public dialogue and political activism.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567025722
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"should be reading for anyone with a stake in the abortion controversy in America" "no one interested in the intersection of American civic and religious life can afford to ignore this book" Evangelical review of society and politics, October 2008--Sanford Lakoff
"He is evenhanded in displaying both his sympathy for evangelicalism and his criticisms of the missteps in communication that have minimized the voice of the right-to-life movement to secular Americans....Steiner always clarifies meanings and explains the theories that he applies, so that any reader with an interest in modern evangelicalism, the right-to-life movement, or the church in the political arena will be interested in this book and the conclusions Steiner draws which pertain to evangelicalism in general." - The Christian Librarian--Sanford Lakoff "Christian Librarian "

You may also be interested in...

The Plausibility Problem
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
I Dared to Call Him Father
Added to basket
Skills for Collaborative Ministry
Added to basket
Finding Sanctuary
Added to basket
Chasing the Dragon
Added to basket
Hildegard of Bingen
Added to basket
The Penguin History of the Church
Added to basket
Taking Your Church to the Next Level
Added to basket
The Story of Iona
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Through the Narrow Gate
Added to basket
A Time to Keep Silence
Added to basket
The Popes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Common Worship
Added to basket
£22.50
Leather / fine binding

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.