Vernacular Christian Rhetoric and Civil Discourse

Vernacular Christian Rhetoric and Civil Discourse

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Vernacular Christian Rhetoric and Civil Discourse seeks to address the current gap in American public discourse between secular liberals and religiously committed citizens by focusing on the academic and public writing of millennial evangelical Christian students. Analysis of such writing reveals that the evangelical Christian faith of contemporary college studentsa€”and the rhetorical practice motivated by ita€”is marked by an openness to social context and pluralism that offers possibilities for civil discourse. Based on case studies of evangelical Christian student writers, contextualized within nationally-representative trends as reported by the National Study of Youth and Religion, and grounded in scholarship from rhetorical theory, composition studies, folklore studies, and sociology of religion, this book offers rhetorical educators a new terministic screen that reveals the complex processes at work within our studentsa€™ vernacular constructions of religious faith.Stephanie adopted the same threecourse sequence of the common syllabusa€” personal essay, analysis, persuasive ... Stephanie encouraged students not to choose topics for their persuasive essay that might elicit a religious response.

Title:Vernacular Christian Rhetoric and Civil Discourse
Author: Jeffrey M. Ringer
Publisher:Routledge - 2016-02-05

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