Rhetoric and Religious Experience: The Discourse of Immigrant Chinese Churches

Rhetoric and Religious Experience: The Discourse of Immigrant Chinese Churches

by Lawrence A. Palinkas

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Rhetoric and Religious Experience: The Discourse of Immigrant Chinese Churches by Lawrence A. Palinkas

This is a book about religious rhetoric, its cultural foundations, and its role in articulating sociocultural change and facilitating psychosocial adaptation to the demands of a new environment. It draws its inspiration from the work of F.G. Bailey, Kenneth Burke, and James Fernandez, and focuses on the ethnography of religious discourse as it relates to Chinese immigrant churches. Contents: Introduction: The Force of Words; The Arena of Religious Discourse; Orators and Audiences; The Public Discourse; Two Sermons; A Model of Chinese Christian Rhetoric and Its Origins; The Chinese Christian World View; Church Unity and Social Conflict; Personal Disorder and the Quest for Identity; Leadership and Religious Authority; and Identification and Transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780913969274
Publisher: University Publishing Association
Publication date: 12/28/1989
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Lawrence A. Palinkas is Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at University of California, San Diego.

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