Faithful Political Rhetoric

  title={Faithful Political Rhetoric},
  author={Kristy Maddux},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  pages={133 - 155}
  • K. Maddux
  • Published 29 June 2008
  • Political Science
  • Rhetoric & Public Affairs

Religious Dissociation in 2012 Campaign Discourse

In his speech testifying to Mitt Romney’s character, fellow Mormon Grant Bennett answered a question that recurred throughout the 2012 campaign: what or who is authentically Christian?With aMormon,

Saved at Home: Christian Branding and Faith Nights in the “Church of Baseball”

Baseball has enjoyed its status as the “national pastime” in part because it has been associated with democracy. To the extent that baseball, as an institution of civil religion, fosters pluralism

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In spite of the frequency of their use, the terms “citizen” and the related “citizenship” have been deployed with a casual imprecision in rhetorical studies, and the relatively few attempts to



Red and blue God, black and blue church : eyewitness accounts of how American churches are hijacking Jesus, bagging the Beatitudes, and worshiping the almighty dollar

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Michelle Goldberg, a senior political reporter for, has been covering the intersection of politics and ideology for years. Before the 2004 election, and during the ensuing months when many

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America

Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to

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