Rhetoric & Christianity: A Working Bibliography

Author's Note: Articles in red are missing one or more missing citation elements. Also, while effort has been made to ensure that the citations are accurate and follow standard APA guidelines, some errors are likely present. Please refer to the actual source material and/or additional bibliographic references for confirmation. If you spot an error, or if you wish to suggest an addition to this list, please e-mail me at: owner@americanrhetoric.com

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Journal Articles

Adams, J.C. (1990). Linguistic values and religious experiences: An analysis of clothing metaphors in Alexander Richardson's Ramist-Puritan lectures on speech, "Speech is a garment to cloath our reason." Quarterly Journal of Speech, 76(1), 58-68.

Adler, B. J. (1995). Building and maintaining church identity: Rhetorical strategies found in letters from two Lutheran leaders. Journal of Communication and Religion, 18, 29-39

Anderson, F.D. (1970). Hugh Latimer, spokesman for a Christian commonwealth. Central States Speech Journal, 21(3), 146-153.

Aune, David E. The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

Bineham, J. L. (1989). Consensus theory and religious belief. Communication Studies, 40(3l), 141-155.

Bineham, J. L. (1991). Parables and the oral medium: A metaphorical approach to religious language, Journal of Communication and Religion, 14, 1-8.

Bineham, J.L. (1993). Theological hegemony and oppositional interpretive codes: The case of evangelical Christian feminism. Western Journal of Communication, 57(4), 515-529.

Brack, H. A. (1978). Review of Christian criticism: A study of literary God talk (Thomas F. Merrill). Philosophy and Rhetoric,11(3), 210-211.

Chapel, G.W. (1975). Christian Science and the nineteenth century women's movement. Central States Speech Journal, 26(2), 142-149.

Clark, T.D. (1977). An exploration of generic aspects of contemporary American Christian sermons. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 63(4), 384-394.

Clark, T.D. (1979). An analysis of recurrent features of contemporary American radical, liberal, and conservative political discourse. Southern Speech Communication Journal, 44, 399-422.

Cleckner, P.W. (1971). Religious language and the problem of religious knowledge. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 57(1), 124.

Cohen, E., & Menache, S. (1986). Holy wars and sainted warriors: Christian war propaganda in the Middle Ages. Journal of Communication, 36(2), 52-62.

Conrad, C. (1983). The rhetoric of the moral majority: An analysis of romantic form. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 69,159-70.

Daniels, T.D., Jensen, R.J., & Lichtenstein, A. (1985). Resolving the paradox in politicized Christian fundamentalism. Western Journal of Speech Communication, 49(4), 248-266.

Daughton, S. M. (1993). Metaphorical transcendence: Images of the holy war in Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 79, 427-446.

Detwiler, T. (1988). Viewing Robertson's rhetoric in an Augustinian mirror. Journal of Communication and Religion, 11, 22-31.

Dieter, O. A. L., & Kurth, W. C. (1968). The De Rhetorica of Aurelius Augustine. Speech Monographs, 35, 90-108.

Dill, R. P. (1988). An analysis of stasis in James H. Thornwell's sermon, "The Rights and Duties of Masters". Journal of Communication and Religion, 11, 19-24.

Duffy, B.K. (1984). The anti-humanist rhetoric of the new religious right. Southern Speech Communication Journal, 49 (4), 339-360.

Duffy, B.K. (1987). Fundamentalism, relativism and commitment. Communication Education, 36(4), 403-409.

Duffy, B.K., and Duffy, S. (1984). Fundamentalism, liberal education and freedom of speech: An issue for the public speaking instructor Communication Education, 33(4), 309-316.

Engnell, R. A. (1993). Otherness and other rhetorical exigencies of theistic religion. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 79, 82-98.

Fischli, R. (1979). Anita Bryant's stand against "militant homosexuality": Religious fundamentalism and the democratic process. Central States Speech Journal, 30(2), 262-271.

Frank, R. L. (1991). Reason and religion in "rerum novarum". Southern Communication Journal, 56(4), 257-267..

Garrett, M.M. (1994). The "three doctrines discussions" of Tang China: Religious debate as a rhetorical strategy. Argumentation and Advocacy, 30(3), 150-161.

Goldzwig, S. (1987). A rhetoric of public theology: The religious rhetor and public policy. Southern Speech Communication Journal, 52(2) 128-150.

Graves, M.P. (1983). Functions of key metaphors in early Quaker sermons, 1671-1700. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 69, 364-378.

Griffin, C.J. (1990). The rhetoric of form in conversion narratives. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 76(2), 152-163.

Hagan, M.R. (1973). Review of: belief in God: A study in the epistemology of religion (Mavrodes). Philosophy and Rhetoric. 6(3), 191-192.

Hahn, D.F. (1980). One's reborn every minute: Carter's religious appeal in 1976. Communication Quarterly, 28(3), 56-62.

Hart, R. P. (1971). The rhetoric of the true believer. Speech Monographs, 38, 249-261.

Heisey, R.D. (1998). Reflections on religious speech communication. The Journal of Communication and Religion, 21(2), 85-107.

Hensley, C.W. (1975). Rhetorical vision and the persuasion of a historical movement: The Disciples of Christ in nineteenth century American culture. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 61, 280-294.

Herrick, J. A. (1992). The rhetorical career of Thomas Woolston: A radical challenges the rules of discourse. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 78, 296-316.

Hirst, R. (1995). Austin Phelp's theory of balance in homiletic style. Journal of Communication and Religion, 18, 17-27.

Hostetler, M.J. (2002).  Joe Lieberman at Fellowship Chapel: Civil Religion Meets Self-Disclosure. Journal of Communication and Religion, 25, 148-165.

Hostetler, M. J. (2000).  The Rhetoric of Privatized Religious Discourse: Rep. Glenn Poshard Takes on the Christian Coalition. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 1, 84-89.

Hostetler, M. J. (1998).  Constructing Audiences for Ecumenism: A Rhetorical Perspective. World Communication, 27 (4), 38-49.

Hostetler, M. J.  Gov. Al Smith Confronts the Catholic Question: The Rhetorical Legacy of the 1928 Campaign. Communication Quarterly,  46 (1), 12-24.

Hostetler, M. J. (1997).  Rethinking the War Metaphor in Religious Rhetoric: Burke, Black, and Berrigan's "Glimmer of Light."  Journal of Communication and Religion, 20, 49-60.

Hostetler, M. J. (1996).  Liberty in Baptist Thought: Three Primary Texts, 1614-1856. The American Baptist Quarterly, XV, 242-256.

Hostetler, M. J. (1996).  John Calvin's Rhetorical Christianity and Sixteenth Century Religious Exiles: Constructing an Ethic of Refugees. Speech Communication Annual, New York State Speech Communication Association, 10, 37-60.

Hostetler, M. J. (1992).  Keeping Religious Discourse Out of the Public Debate: What Happened to C. Everett Koop?  Journal of Communication and Religion, 15, 29-41.

Hogan, J. M. (1989). Managing dissent in the Catholic Church: A reinterpretation of the pastoral letter on war and peace. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 75, 400-415.

Hudson, L. (1972). Belting the Bible: Madalyn Murray O'Hair vs. fundamentalism. Western Speech, 36(4), 233-240.

Huber, R. (1952). Dwight L. Moody: Master of audience psychology. Southern Speech Journal, 17, 265-271.

Irvine, J. R. (1970). A new doctrine of scriptural interpretation: The basis for hemmingsen's reformation rhetoric. Southern Speech Journal, 36, 333-343.

Jablonski, C. J. (1989). Aggiornamento and the American Catholic bishops: A rhetoric of institutional continuity and change. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 75, 416-432.

Jamieson, K. (1974). Interpretation of natural law in the conflict over Humanae Vitae. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 60, 201-211.

Jamieson, K. H. (1980). The metaphoric cluster in the rhetoric of Pope Paul VI and Edmund G. Brown, Jr. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 66, 51-72.

Johnson, W. R. (1976). Isocrates flowering: The rhetoric of Augustine. Philosophy and Rhetoric, 9, 217-231.

Kinneavy, James L. (1987). Greek rhetorical origins of the Christian faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kuypers, J.A. (2000). From science, moral poetics: Dr. James Dobson's response to the fetal tissue research initiative. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 86 (2), 146-167.

Lake, R. A. (1984). Order and disorder in anti-abortion rhetoric: A logological view. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 70, 425-443.

Leathers, D. G. (1986). Fundamentalism of the religious right. Southern Speech Journal, 33, 245-258.

Leff, M. C. (1976). St. Augustine and Martianus Capella: Continuity and change in fifth-century Latin rhetorical theory. Communication Quarterly, 24, 2-9.

Lessl, T. M. (1989). The priestly voice. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 75, 183-197.

Lippard, P.V. (1988). The rhetoric of silence: The Society of Friends' unprogrammed meeting for worship. Communication Quarterly, 36, 145-156.

Lucas, S.E. (1974). Review of Puritan rhetoric: The issue of emotion in religion (White). Philosophy and Rhetoric, 7(2), 121-123.

Lynch, C. (1995). Metaphors of conflict: Imani temple vs. The Roman church. Journal of Communication and Religion, 18, 21-34.

McGee, M.C. (1970). Thematic reduplication in Christian rhetoric. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 56(2), 196-204.

Morrisroe, M. (1969). Rhetorical methods in Hume's works on religion. Philosophy and Rhetoric, 2(3), 121-138.

Murphy, J. J. (1958). Saint Augustine and the Christianization of rhetoric. Western Speech, 22, 24-29

Murphy, J. J. (1960). Saint Augustine and the debate about a Christian rhetoric. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 46, 400-410.

Murphy, J. J. (1967). Saint Augustine and Rabanus Maurus: The genesis of medieval rhetoric. Western Speech, 31, 88-96.

Nelson, T.F. (1970). The rhetoric of Christian socialism. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 56(1), 99-100.

Nelson, J., & Flannery, M. A. (1990). The sanctuary movement: A story in religious confrontation. Southern Communication Journal, 55(4), 372-387.

O'Leary, S.D. (1993). A dramatistic theory of apocalyptic rhetoric. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 79, 385-426.

Paul, D. (1985). The authority of truth: Religion and the John Peter Zenger case. Journalism Quarterly, 62(2), 227-235.

Pearce, W. B., Littlejohn, S., & Alexander, A. (1987). The new Christian right and the humanist response: Reciprocated diatribe. Communication Quarterly, 35(2), 171-192.

Press, G. A. (1984). Doctrina in Augustine's De doctrina christiana. Philosophy and Rhetoric, 17, 98-120.

Quimby, R. (1953). Charles Grandison Finney: herald of modern revivalism. Speech Monographs, 20, 293-299.

Ramsaran, Rollin A. Liberating Words: Paul's Use of Rhetorical Maxims in 1 Corinthians 1-10. Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1996.

Reid, R.S. (1994). When words were a power loosed: Audience expectation and finished narrative
Technique in the gospel of Mark. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 80,   427-47.

Reid, R.S. (1995). Postmodernism and the function of the new homiletic in Post-Christendom congregations.
Homiletic, 20, 1-13.

Reid, R.S., Bullock, J., & Fleer, D. (1995). Preaching as the creation of an experience: The
not-so-rational revolution of the new homiletics. The Journal of Communication and Religion,18(1), 1-9.

Reid, R. F. (1995). Disputes over preaching method, the second awakening and Ebenezer Porter's teaching of sacred rhetoric. Journal of Communication and Religion, 18, 5-15

Reid, R.S. (1998). Faithful preaching: Preaching epistemes, faith stages, and rhetorical practice. The Journal of Communication and Religion, 21(2), 164-199.

Riley, F. K. (1936). St. Augustine, public speaker and rhetorician. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 22, 572-578.

Ritter, K.W. (1980). American political rhetoric and the Jeremiad tradition: Presidential nomination acceptance addresses, 1960-1976. Central States Speech Journal, 31, 153-171.

Russell, C. H. (1995). Symbolic form and the rhetoric of belief: An epistemological account of John 4:1-42. Journal of Communication and Religion, 18, 11-20.

Settle, G. H. (1994). Faith, hope, and charity: Rhetoric as aletheiac act in On Christian Doctrine. Journal of Communication and Religion, 17, 49-60.

Sewell, E. H. (1975). Isaac Backus' plea for religious freedom, 1770-1776. Communication Quarterly, 23(2), 39-47.

Spencer, G. H. (1995). The rhetoric of Malcolm Muggeridge's gradual Christian conversion. Journal of Communication and Religion, 18, 55-64.

Sullivan, D.L. (1990). The prophetic voice in Jeremy Rifkin's "Algeny." Rhetoric Review, 9, 134-148.

Sullivan, D.L. (1992). Establishing orthodoxy: The letters of St. Ignatius as epideictic rhetoric. The Journal of Communication and Religion,15, 71-86.

Sullivan, D. L. (1992). Kairos and the rhetoric of belief. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 78, 317-332.

Sullivan, D.L. (1998). Francis Schaeffer's apparent apology in "pollution and the death of man." The Journal of Communication and Religion, 21(2), 200-230.

Sullivan, D.L. (1999). Identification and dissociation in rhetorical expose: An analysis of St. Irenaeus "Against Heresies." Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 29, 49-76.

Timmis, J.H III. (1976). Christian rhetoric and the western church fathers. Central States Speech Journal, 27(4), 280-284.

Troup, C.L. (1995). Cuomo at Notre Dame: Rhetoric without religion. Communication Quarterly, 43(2), 167-181.

Tukey, D. (1988). Toward a spiritual critique Of intersubjectivist rhetoric. Journal of Communication and Religion, 11, 1-8.

Tukey, D. D. (1989). What's at stake?-A reply to Bineham. Communication Studies, 40, 156-160.

Tukey, D. D. (1990). Toward a research agenda for a spiritual rhetoric. Journal of Communication and Religion, 13, 66-76.

Tukey, D. D. (1995). Researching "ultimate" communication: A response to Kirkwood and a research agenda. Journal of Communication and Religion, 18, 65-72.

Vanderford, M. L. (1989). Vilification and social movements: A case study of pro-life and pro-choice rhetoric. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 75, 166-182.

White, C. L., & Dobris, C. A. (1993). A chorus of discordant voices: Radical feminist confrontations with patriarchal religion. Southern Communication Journal, 58(3), 239-246.

Widhalm, C.A. (1969). Review of: The making of Christian doctrine: A study in the principles of early doctrinal development (Wiles). Philosophy and Rhetoric, 2(1), 56-57.

Wiethoff, W. E. (1980). The obscurantist design in Saint Augustine's rhetoric. Central States Speech Journal, 31, 128-136.

Wiethoff, W.E. (1981). "Topoi" of religious controversy in the American Catholic debate over vernacular reform. Western Journal of Speech Communication, 45(2), 172-181.

Wuthnow, R. (1988). Religious discourse as public rhetoric. Communication Research, 15(3), 318-338.

Books/Edited Volumes

Augustine, A. On Christian Doctrine. Trans. D.W. Robertson Jr. New York: Macmillan, 1958.

Balmer, R. (1993). Mine eyes have seen the glory. New York: Oxford University Press.

Boone, K.C. (1989). The Bible tells them so: The discourse of Protestant fundamentalism. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.

Bormann, E. G. (1985). Force of fantasy: Restoring the American dream. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP.

Booth, W. (1974). Modern dogma and the rhetoric of assent. South Bend, Indiana: Notre Dame University Press.

Burke, K. (1970). The rhetoric of religion. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Buttrick, D. (1987). Homiletic: Moves and structures. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

Cameron, A. (1991). Christianity and the rhetoric of empire: The development of Christian discourse. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Cheney, G.E. (1991). Rhetoric in an organizational society. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press.

Chesterton, G.K. (1990). Orthodoxy. New York: Doubleday.

Corbett, E. P. Some rhetorical lessons from John Henry Newman. selected essays of Edward P.J. Corbett. Ed. Robert J. Connors. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1989. 210-224.

Craddock, F.B. (1974). As one without authority: Essays on inductive preaching (2nd edition). Enid, OK: Phillips, UP.

Craddock, F.B. (1985). Preaching. Nashville: Abington Press.

Craddock, F. (1990). Overhearing the gospel. Nashville: Abington Press.

Cunningham, D.S. (1991). Faithful persuasion: In aid of a rhetoric of Christian theology. London: University of Notre Dame Press.

Darsey, J.F. (1997). The prophetic tradition and radical rhetoric in America. New York: New York University Press.

Frye, N. (1982). The great code. The Bible and literature. Toronto: Academic Press.

Golden, J.L., & Goodwin, F.B. (1989). Secular and religious conversion. In J.L. Golden, Berquist, and Coleman (Eds.). The Rhetoric of Western Thought (4th ed.) (pp.565-586). Dubuque:Kendell-Hunt.

Gorringe, T. (1996). God's just vengeance, crime, violence and the rhetoric of salvation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harvey, J.D. (1999). Listening to the text; Oral patterning in Paul's letters.  [missing]: Baker Book House.

Hatch, N.O. (1989). The democratization of American Christianity. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Herrick, J.A. (1997). The radical rhetoric of the English Deists: The discourse of skepticism, 1680-1750. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press

Hill, J., & Cheadle, R. (1996). The Bible tells me so. New York: Doubleday.

Hogan, L.L. & Reid, R.S. (1999). Connecting with the congregation: Preaching and the art of rhetoric. Nashville: Abingdon Press.

Jones, S. (1995). Calvin and the rhetoric of piety. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press.

Jost, W. & Olmstead, W. Eds. (2000). Rhetorical invention and religious inquiry. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Kaiser, W.C. & Silva, M. (1994). An introduction to biblical hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House.

Kennedy, G.A. (1980). Classical rhetoric and its Christian and secular tradition from ancient to modern times. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Kennedy, G.A. (1984). New Testament interpretation through rhetorical criticism. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Kennedy, G.A. (1999). Classical rhetoric and its Christian and secular tradition from ancient to modern Times (2nd ed.). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Kibbey, A. (1986). The interpretation of material shapes in Puritanism: A study of rhetoric, prejudice and violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kinneavy, J. L. (1987). Greek rhetorical origins of Christian faith: An inquiry. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kintz, L. (1997). Between Jesus and the market: The emotions that matter in right-wing America. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Lewis, C.S. (1952). Mere Christianity. New York: Macmillan, Inc.

Murphy, J.J. (1974). Rhetoric in the Middle Ages : A history of rhetorical theory from Saint Augustine to the renaissance. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Myer, K. A. (1989). All God's children and blue suede shoes. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books.

Osborn, R.E. (1999). Folly of God: The rise of Christian preaching. St. Louis, Chalice Press.

Randolph, D.J. (1969). The renewal of preaching. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

Reid, R.S. (1999). Preaching Mark. St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 1999.

Ricoeur, P. (1981). The rule of metaphor : Multi-disciplinary studies of the creation of meaning in language. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Schneider, G. A. (1993). The way of the cross leads home: The domestication of American Methodism. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.

Shuger, D. K. (1988). Sacred rhetoric : The Christian grand style in the English renaissance. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Troup, C.L. (1999). Temporality, eternity, and wisdom: The rhetoric of St. Augustine's confessions.  Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press.  

White, E.E. (1972). Puritan rhetoric. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press.

Wilder, A.N. 1971. Early Christian rhetoric: The language of the gospel. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Walker, A. & Patrick, J. Ed. (1992). A Christian for all Christians: Essays in honor of C.S. Lewis. Washington, D.C.: Regenery Gateway.

Wilson, P.S. (1995). The practice of preaching. Nashville: Abingdon Press.

Yarbrough, S.R. & Adams, J.C. (1993). Delightful conviction. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

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