Superchurch [electronic resource] : the rhetoric and politics of American fundamentalism / Jonathan J. Edwards
- Edwards, Jonathan J.
- East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xvii, 249 pages ; 23 cm.
- Rhetoric and public affairs series
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- The public and its fundamentalists -- The fundamentals of revival -- Countersymbols and confederacy -- The superchurch revealed -- The superchurch reimagined -- The limits of accommodation.
- To many outsiders, Fundamentalist speech seems contradictory, irrational, intolerant, and dangerously antidemocratic. To understand the complexity of Fundamentalism, we have to look inside the tensions and the paradoxes. We have to take seriously the ways in which Fundamentalists describe themselves to themselves, and to do that, we must begin by exploring the central role of "the church" in Fundamentalist rhetoric and politics. Edwards blends a complex yet readable treatment of rhetorical and political theory with a sophisticated approach to Fundamentalism that neither dismisses its appeal nor glosses over its irresolvable tensions.
- 9781611861594 (cloth)
9781609174477 (ebook ; PDF)
9781628951707 (ebook ; ePub)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-239) and index.
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