Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

13 p.

Publication Date

3-2002

Publisher

Religious Communication Association

Source Publication

The Journal of Communication and Religion

Source ISSN

0894-2838

Original Item ID

Shelves: BV 4319 .J65 Raynor Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

This essay discusses Roderick P. Hart's unique contribution to the scholarly investigation of civil religion in America. The essay also comments on traditional rhetorical constructions of civil religious discourse manifest in the presidential public address of George W. Bush. The essay concludes by offering evaluative commentary on three sets of innate tensions that complicate rhetorical constructions of civil religion: Church and state, republicanism and liberalism, and pluralism and secularism.

Comments

Published version. The Journal of Communication and Religion, Vol. 25, No. 1 (March 2002): 102-114. Permalink. © Religious Communication Association 2002. Used with permission.

This article was published as Chapter 13 of the book The Political Pulpit Revisited. Eds. Roderick P. Hart and John L. Pauley II. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press 2005: 151-160. Publisher link.

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