Eloquence is Power

Eloquence is Power

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Oratory emerged as the first major form of verbal art in early America because, as John Quincy Adams observed in 1805, qeloquence was POWER.q In this book, Sandra Gustafson examines the multiple traditions of sacred, diplomatic, and political speech thatThe Cherokee king was not alone in perceiving a resemblance between evangelical preaching and culturally shared forms of magic. The evangelicala#39;s sense of divine power operating through the spoken word closely resembled magical beliefs and ... not with Scripture, but with extemporaneous prayer: We went to prayer; but the heavens were locked up to my petitions. ... 1990), chap. 3, esp. 92. See also Raboteau, Slave Religion, 33; John W. Roberts, From Trickster to Badman: Theanbsp;...

Title:Eloquence is Power
Author:Sandra M. Gustafson
Publisher:UNC Press Books - 2000


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