Dialogic Confession: Bonhoeffer's Rhetoric of Responsibility / Edition 3

Dialogic Confession: Bonhoeffer's Rhetoric of Responsibility / Edition 3

by Ronald C. Arnett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809326418

ISBN-13: 9780809326419

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

In this landmark volume of contemporary communication theory, Ronald C. Arnett applies the metaphor of dialogic confession—which enables historical moments to be addressed from a confessed standpoint and through a communicative lens—to the works of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who pointed to an era of postmodern difference with his notion of "a

Overview

In this landmark volume of contemporary communication theory, Ronald C. Arnett applies the metaphor of dialogic confession—which enables historical moments to be addressed from a confessed standpoint and through a communicative lens—to the works of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who pointed to an era of postmodern difference with his notion of "a world come of age." Arnett’s interpretations of Bonhoeffer’s life and scholarship in contention with Nazi dominance offer implications for a dialogic confession that engages the complexity of postmodern narrative contention.

Rooted in classical theory, the field of communication ethics is abstract and arguably outmoded. In Dialogic Confession: Bonhoeffer’s Rhetoric of Responsibility, Arnett locates cross-cultural and comparative anchors that not only bring legitimacy and relevance to the field but also develop a conceptual framework that will advance and inspire future scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809326419
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

ForewordVII
AcknowledgmentsXV
Introduction1
1Confession: Pragmatic Communicative Relevance4
2Communicative Ground: From Dictate to Story Guidance26
3Attentive Response: Silence, Listening, and Meeting50
4The Person as Story-Formed71
5Story-Centered Trust: Confession "Between" Persons92
6A Fragile Absolute: The Faith Story in the Marketplace114
7A Dialogic Craftsman: Hallowing the Everyday135
8The Practice of Community: Communicative Habits of the Heart155
9Communicative Turning: Acknowledgment178
10Meeting the Other: Communication Ethics in a "World Come of Age"200
Works Cited223
Index231

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