Oratory Sacred And Secular

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Where The Sacred And Secular Harmonize

Author : David G. Holmes
ISBN : 9781532615283
Genre : Religion
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Among pivotal historical moments in the United States, the civil rights movement stands out. In Where the Sacred and Secular Harmonize: Birmingham Mass Meeting Rhetoric and the Prophetic Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, David G. Holmes offers an original rhetorical analysis of six speeches delivered during the 1963 civil rights campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. Holmes frames his analysis within the biblical concept of prophecy. However, he stresses the idea of prophecy as sociopolitical forth-telling, rather than mystical foretelling. Based on his own transcriptions from rare recordings, Holmes examines how these orations, which clergy and laypeople delivered, address enduring themes such as the role of religion and politics, black leadership and black activism, and the political and popular legacies of the civil rights movement. Drawing upon American history, politics, hermeneutics, homiletics, and rhetoric, Holmes's discussion ranges from civil rights prophets to contemporary politicians, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. Where the Sacred and Secular Harmonize illustrates how the Birmingham mass meeting oratory of 1963 represented a quality of democratic discourse desperately needed today.
Category: Religion

Right Thinking And Sacred Oratory In Counter Reformation Rome

Author : Frederick J. McGinness
ISBN : 9781400864072
Genre : History
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At the end of the sixteenth century, when painters, writers, and scientists from all over Europe flocked to Rome for creative inspiration, the city was also becoming the center of a vibrant and assertive Roman Catholic culture. Closely identified with Rome, the Counter-Reformation church sought to strengthen itself by building on Rome's symbolic value and broadcasting its cultural message loudly and skillfully to the European world. In a book that captures the texture and flavor of this rhetorical strategy, Frederick McGinness explores the new emphasis placed on preaching by Roman church leaders. Looking at the development of a sacred oratory designed to move the heart, he traces the formation of a long-lasting Catholic worldview and reveals the ingenuity of the Counter-Reformation in the transformation of Renaissance humanism. McGinness not only describes the theory of sermon-writing, but also reconstructs the circumstances, social and physical, in which sermons were delivered. The author considers how sermons blended spirituality with pious legends--for example, stories of the early martyrs--and evocative metaphors to fashion a respublica christiana of loyal Catholics. Preachers projected a "right" view of history, social relationships, and ecclesiastical organization, while depicting a spiritual topography upon which Catholics could chart a path to salvation. At the center of this topography was Rome, a vast stage set for religious pageantry, which McGinness brings to life as he follows the homiletic representations of the city from a bastion of Christian militancy to a haven of harmony, light, and tranquility. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: History

Houses Of God

Author : Michael J. Crosbie
ISBN : 1920744975
Genre : Architecture
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The subject of architecture for religion continues to fascinate. 'Houses of God: Religious Architecture for a New Millennium' by noted author and architect Michael J. Crosbie, demonstrates an inspiring array of gathering places for worship, collected from the USA and abroad. These projects, illustrated with superb photography and detailed plans, demonstrate how architects and congregations can work together to build places that satisfy often complex cultural and personal needs. There are churches, synagogues and temples by some of the world's leading architects, including Tadao Ando Architect and Associates, Heinz Tesar, Gould Evans and many others. AUTHOR: Michael J. Crosbie is an architect, author, journalist and teacher. He is the author of numerous books on architecture and has written for a number of journals and magazines. He is currently the assistant editor at 'Faith andamp; Form', teaches architecture at Roger Williams University and has lectured at architecture schools in North America and abroad. SELLING POINTS: - Third title in IMAGES' sell-out religious architecture series that has a captive and loyal returning audience around the world. New layout and design. - Superb colour photography captures the latest designs and renovations for over fifty churches, synagogues, temples and inter-faith centres, each drawing either from age-old tradition, or daring to chart new waters for religious expression. - Features project descriptions and many plans. - Authored by renowned author and professor Michael J. Crosbie ('Architecture for Architects', 'Architecture for the Gods I and II'), Editor-in-Chief of 'InterFaith and Form' magazine. Former editor of 'Progressive Architecture' and 'Architecture' magazines. 288 col., 58 b/w
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Humanism Scholasticism And The Theology And Preaching Of Domenico De Domenichi In The Italian Renaissance

Author : Martin F. Ederer
ISBN : 0773466983
Genre : Religion
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Domenico de'Domenichi (1416-1478) was a Venetian-born humanist active in Venice, Florence and Rome, well-educated in the scholastic tradition. He advised Popes Eugenius IV, Nicholas V, Calixtus II, Pius II, Paul II and Sixtus IV on theological matters. Domenichi provides a look at several urban worlds where Renaissance humanism flourished. Even more significantly, his dual intellectual life as both a humanist within the Renaissance tradition and as a theologian within the more mediaeval scholastic tradition indicates well the complexities of a Renaissance intellectual world critical of the mediaeval past at the same time those traditions flourished in a world far less secular than once believed. Of Domenichi's many works - treating theological, ecclesiopolitical, philosophical, devotional and reform issues -his preaching best confronts and integrates the sometimes incompatible multiplicity of intellectual traditions so much a part of Renaissance Italy.
Category: Religion

Extempore Speech

Author : William Pittenger
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The following pages are the result of considerable observation and experience. Fifteen years ago the writer published a small volume entitled " Oratory ; Sacred and Secular," in which the same general views were set forth, though more slightly and crudely ex- pressed. In this work tlie recognized defects of that earlier effort are supplied ; and it is believed that all persons who have natural adaptation to public speech will here find all necessary directions to guide them by the shortest and surest road to success.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Transcending Textuality

Author : Ariadna García-Bryce
ISBN : 9780271037752
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Examines the political writings of the seventeenth-century Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo within the context of the social and material practices of spectacle culture"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Literary Criticism

The New England Soul

Author : Harry S. Stout
ISBN : 9780199927081
Genre : Religion
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"Both the sources he employs and the scope of his study set his work apart from all that have precede it...The first study of New England preaching to span the entire colonial period...very important book." - Journal of American History "Simply breathtaking in scope. No one else has dared to grapple with the full sweep of Puritan preaching form the founding of New England through the American Revolution." - Nathan O. Hatch, University of Notre Dame "A massive achievement will stand as the definitive work on this important subject." - Reviews in American History "Impressive, imaginative, sensible, and lucid." - Donald G. Matthews, University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill "[Stout] has created a field of scholarship hitherto neglected - the manuscript sermon as a source of religious culture in colonial times. More than that, he has shown the extent to which sermon notes add to our knowledge of the times, notably for the period of the Great Awakening. And he has done so with great insight." - New England Quarterly "So soundly based on exhaustive research and so lucid in presentation, that even its most surprising conclusions carry conviction. An impressive achievement." - Daniel Walker Howe, author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 "One of the most impressive studies of Puritan New England society to appear in this century....Throughout the work, Stout enriches, supplements and revises much of the current knowledge about colonial New England. His language, which is both precise and playful, makes the volume a delight to read." -The Historian "Will surely become a benchmark in the study of early American history and culture." -Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Category: Religion

Piety And Charity In Late Medieval Florence

Author : John Henderson
ISBN : 9780226326887
Genre : History
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John Henderson examines the relationship between religion and society in late medieval Florence through the vehicle of the religious confraternity, one of the most ubiquitous and popular forms of lay association throughout Europe. This book provides a fascinating account of the development of confraternities in relation to other communal and ecclesiastical institutions in Florence. It is one of the most detailed analyses of charity in late medieval Europe. "[A] long-awaited book. . . . [It is] the most complete survey of confraternities and charity, not only for Florence, but for any Italian city state to date. . . . This book recovers more vividly than other recent works what it meant to be a member of a confraternity in the late middle ages."—Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., Economic History Review "Henderson offers new and fascinating information. . . . A stimulating and suggestive book that deserves a wide readership." —Gervase Rosser, Times Higher Education Supplement
Category: History

The Value Of Sacred Music

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ISBN : 9780786452712
Genre : Music
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This collection of historically significant essays focuses on the purpose and function of sacred music. Issues of historicity, spirituality, standardization and other topics central to the study of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish sacred music from 1801 to 1918 are explored. Moving from musicology to psychology and to religious studies, this volume captures the breadth of scholarship available in the field, as well as serving as a useful introduction for those readers just beginning their study of sacred music.
Category: Music