Religious Dialectics of Pain and Imagination
This book explores the possibility of a "liberatory postmodern rhetoric" or, alternatively, a "postmodern liberation rhetoric." The author turns to one of the most ancient disciplines, rhetoric, in order to address a most contemporary concern: how can humans imagine new and better worlds when surrounded by unspeakable pain?After a foray into key terms - rhetoric, postmodern, liberation, pain, imagination, religion - the author places into conversation the theory and practice of four contemporary rhetoricians, two postmoderns, Kenneth Burke and Thomas Merton, and two liberationists, Paulo Freire of Brazil and Oscar Romero of El Salvador.
- Hardback | 196 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
- 11 Oct 1994
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0