The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.
Chapter 30: Religious Voices in American Public Discourse
Religious Voices in American Public Discourse
Religion lies close to the core of America's -genetic code; religious discourse is elemental to our national talk. The sermon of John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, given aboard the Arabella prior to stepping onto the shores of the New World, sounded a chord that defined the key signature for much ...