The podium, the pulpit, and the Republicans : how presidential candidates use religious language in American political debate
- Frederick Stecker ; foreword by Charles C. Lemert.
- Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011.
- Physical description
- xxii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.
- Stecker, Frederick.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -220) and index.
- Parenting models and religious beliefs
- Tracing the origins of the new right
- The religious right
- Assessing the impact
- 2000 and beyond
- America and the presidency in a post-9/11 world
- Issues of security: the
- 2004 presidential and vice presidential debates
- Religion and induced fear: the stealth manipulation of the American public
- The residual effects of the
- 2004 presidential contest
- The race to
- 2008: the republicans, the democrats, and their nominees
- 2008: the democratic and Republican national conventions and the prelude to the presidential debates
- 2008 presidential debates and the presidential election.
In The Podium, the Pulpit, and the Republicans: How Presidential Candidates Use Religious Language in American Political Debate, a veteran minister analyzes the religious metaphors Republicans use at the podium and alleges that the party deliberately employs blaming tactics, fear metaphors, and coded references to apocalyptic judgment to sway undecided voters. Over the past 40 years, Frederick Stecker charges, the Republican Party has created fear for political expediency. Stecker's book traces the development of the Republican rhetoric of polarization and applies the linguistics-based "nation-as-a-family" political typology of George Lakoff to an analysis of the presidential debates of 2000, 2004, and 2008. He demonstrates how Republican candidates select their language and metaphors to signal adherence to rigid belief systems and simple, black-and-white choices in domestic and foreign policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Communication in politics > United States.
- Presidential candidates > United States > Language.
- Vice-Presidential candidates > United States > Language.
- English language > Religious aspects > Christianity.
- English language > United States > Rhetoric.
- Rhetoric > Religious aspects > Christianity.
- United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.
- Publication date
- 9780313382505 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 0313382506 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780313382512 (ebk.)
- 0313382514 (ebk.)
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