The Rhetorical Leadership Of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, And Billy Graham In The Age Of Extremes by Timothy H. SherwoodThe Rhetorical Leadership Of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, And Billy Graham In The Age Of Extremes by Timothy H. Sherwood

The Rhetorical Leadership Of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, And Billy Graham In The Age Of…

byTimothy H. Sherwood

Paperback | March 24, 2015

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Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham were America's most popular religious leaders during a period within the Age of Extremes, specifically the 1950s and early 1960s, when America's world view reflected a polarity consensus of good and evil. This critical study seeks to understand how and why their rhetorical leadership, both separately and together, contributed to the climate of an extreme era and influenced a national religious revival.
Timothy H. Sherwood, DMin, PhD, is a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. He currently serves as pastor at St. Raphael Catholic Parish in St. Petersburg and is an independent researcher in rhetorical criticism, homiletics, and leadership studies. He is the author of The Preaching of Archbishop Fulton J. She...
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Title:The Rhetorical Leadership Of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, And Billy Graham In The Age Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 8.95 × 5.95 × 0.51 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:149851586X

ISBN - 13:9781498515863

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Rhetorical Situation in the Age of Extremes: An IntroductionChapter 2: Sheen in an Age of IdeologiesChapter 3: Peale in an Age of AnxietyChapter 4: Graham in an Age of HeroesChapter 5: Rhetorical Leadership in a Golden Age

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Timothy Sherwood has put before us here a fascinating contextualization and interpretation of three religious media giants of 20th century America. Demonstrating a thorough rhetorical awareness, Sherwood gets beneath the surface of the popularity of Sheen, Peale, and Graham and shows how their messages, and the way that they presented their messages by means of their persons, was deftly tied to both the pressures of the social and cultural challenges their hearers faced, but also to the way that they understood the nature of the gospel in face of these challenges. Not to be lost, too, is the way that they showed a rhetorical genius in using the media available to them for connecting their messages to the masses. This is a textbook, three-part case study in rhetoric, leadership, and religious media from three of the most influential religious communicators in American history.