Title

The U. S. Catholic Bishops on Nuclear Arms: Corporate Advocacy, Role Redefinition, and Rhetorical Adaptation

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

16 p.; 26 cm

Publication Date

1984

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Central States Speech Journal

Source ISSN

0008-9575

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/10510978409368156; Shelves: PN 4071 .C457 1984 v. 35, Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

The authors examine the communicative, organizational, and political dimensions of how the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) treated the issue of nuclear arms control in the early 1980s. They argue that the NCCB as an organizational unit shaped a new “corporate advocacy” role for itself; the bishops responded to internal and external needs, revitalized their image within the Church, and achieved a new political status

Comments

Central States Speech Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1 (1984): 8-23. DOI.