Sacred Rhetorical Education in 19th Century America: Austin Phelps at Andover Theological Seminary

1st Edition

Michael-John DePalma

Routledge
February 14, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780367418410 - CAT# 330990
Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

was $155.00

USD$124.00

SAVE ~$31.00

Available for pre-order. Item will ship after February 14, 2020
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

This book offers new insight into the ways rhetorical educators’ religious motives influenced the shape of nineteenth-century rhetorical education and invites scholars of writing and rhetoric to consider what the study of religiously-animated pedagogies might reveal about rhetorical education itself.

The author studies the rhetorical pedagogy of Austin Phelps, the prominent preacher and professor of sacred rhetoric at Andover Theological Seminary, and his theologically-motivated adaptation of rhetorical education to fit the exigencies of preachers at the first graduate seminary in the United States. In disclosing how Phelps was guided by his Christian motives, the book offers a thorough examination of how professional rhetoric was taught, learned, and practiced in nineteenth-century America. It also provides an enriched understanding of rhetorical theories and pedagogies in American seminaries, and contributes deepened awareness of the ways religious motives can function as resources that enable the reshaping of rhetorical theory and pedagogy in generative ways. 

Exploring the implications of Phelps’s rhetorical theory and pedagogy for future studies of religious rhetoric, histories of rhetorical education, and twenty-first century writing pedagogy,this book will be essential reading for scholars and students of rhetoric, education, American history, religious education, and writing studies.

Share this Title