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dc.contributor.authorDarsey, James
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-05T10:02:34Z
dc.date.available2023-10-05T10:02:34Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifierONIX_20231005_9780814720981_80
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/114292
dc.description.abstractThis 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 disorder. Not so, contends Darsey, who argues that the rhetoric of reform in America represents the continuation of a tradition separate from the commonly accepted principles of the Greeks. Though the links have gone unrecognized, the American radical tradition stems not from Aristotle, he maintains, but from the prophets of the Hebrew Bible.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAX History of religion
dc.subject.otherReligion
dc.titleThe Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.2307/j.ctt9qfckh
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy4f0083e6-57b8-4955-9258-8a34506205d2
oapen.relation.isbn9780814720981


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