Transforming Words: The Early Methodist Revival from a Discourse Perspective (Religions and Discourse #3) (Paperback)

Transforming Words: The Early Methodist Revival from a Discourse Perspective (Religions and Discourse #3) By James M. M. Francis (Editor), Jean-Pierre Van Noppen Cover Image

Transforming Words: The Early Methodist Revival from a Discourse Perspective (Religions and Discourse #3) (Paperback)

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This is book number 3 in the Religions and Discourse series.

Hitherto, the language of the Methodist revival has received only moderate, and mainly descriptive, attention. This study moves beyond description and approaches the phenomenon from a discourse angle. A corpus-based investigation of the workings of Methodism in its many different discourse aspects highlights how and why Methodism in its early Wesleyan stage was remarkably efficient in providing a multi-modal message which answered the needs and aspirations of the underprivileged. A critical assessment shows that there is little reason to indict the Wesleyans with any manipulative intent. Wesley's discourse did, however, contain some elements which were misunderstood and misapplied when later Methodism lost its Wesleyan touch; but the Methodist revival as a whole cannot be indicted with deliberate manipulation of the working masses.
Product Details ISBN: 9783906762524
ISBN-10: 3906762521
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: May 1st, 1999
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Religions and Discourse