The sermon analysis focuses on the interpretive and persuasive oral strategies of evangelical sermons, drawing upon the theory of argumentation in The New Rhetoric, by Chaim Perelman and Lucie-Olbrechts-Tyteca. Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca's critical concepts of particular and universal audience, premises, presence, and strategies of association and dissociation serve to organize the type and manner of interpretations emerging from the sample of sermons. The study illustrates the methodological advantages of their theory for parsing the contours of evangelical argumentation in preaching.l07 The goal of winning converts as the aim of Christian worship is what links the contemporary evangelical megachurch to its historic revival roots.a#39;08 Evangelical worship services at megachurches largely follow Whitea#39;s outline, thoughanbsp;...
|Title||:||Preaching and Rhetorical Responses to Terror: American Evangelical Sermons Delivered in Reaction to September 11, 2001|
|Author||:||Miriam Yvonne Perkins|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|