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Author Darsey, James.

Title The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America.

Imprint New York : NYU Press, 1997.


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Description 1 online resource (294 pages)
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Contents Preface; 1 Radical Rhetoric and American Community : Threnody for Sophrosyne; Part I; 2 Old Testament Prophecy as Radical Ursprach; 3 Prophecy as Sacred Truth : Self-Evidence and Righteousness inthe American Revolution; 4 Prophecy as Krisis : Wendell Phillips and the Sin of Slavery; 5 The Prophet's Call andHis Burden : The Passion of Eugene V. Debs; Part II; 6 The Word in Darkness; 7 A Vision of the Apocalypse : Joe McCarthy's Rhetoric of the Fantastic; 8 Prophecy as Poetry : The Romantic Vision of Robert Welch; 9 Secular Argument and the Language of Commodity : Gay Liberation and Merely Civil Rights; 10 The Seraph and the Snake.
Summary This expansive volume traces the rhetoric of reform across American history, examining such pivotal periods as the American Revolution, slavery, McCarthyism, and today's gay liberation movement. At a time when social movements led by religious leaders, from Louis Farrakhan to Pat Buchanan, are playing a central role in American politics, James Darsey connects this radical tradition with its prophetic roots. Public discourse in the West is derived from the Greek principles of civility, diplomacy, compromise, and negotiation. On this model, radical speech is often taken to be a sympton of social.
Note Print version record.
Subject Social problems -- United States.
Prophecy -- Social aspects -- United States.
Radicalism -- United States.
Rhetoric -- Social aspects -- United States.
English language -- United States -- Rhetoric.
Political oratory -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
RELIGION -- History.
English language -- Rhetoric. (OCoLC)fst00911581
Political oratory -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01069384
Prophecy -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01079209
Radicalism. (OCoLC)fst01087015
Rhetoric -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01096969
Social conditions (OCoLC)fst01919811
Social problems. (OCoLC)fst01122778
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1980
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Darsey, James. Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America. New York : NYU Press, 1997 9780814718766
ISBN 9780814720981 (electronic bk.)
0814720986 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055805158
GBVCP 1008656909

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