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ERIC Number: ED312722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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His Speech Betrayeth Him: The Healing Rhetoric of Ernest Angley, Akron's Idiosyncratic Televangelist.
Pullum, Stephen J.
This paper examines the rhetorical factors behind the success of Ernest Angley, non-denominational televangelist in Akron, Ohio. After describing the historical background of Angley and Grace Cathedral, the paper identifies some of the dominant beliefs that Angley espouses in his preaching. The paper then explains how these themes work in combination with other rhetorical strategies to gain Angley a large following. Following an introduction, the paper is in four sections: (1) Background of Angley and Grace Cathedral; (2) Angley's Prevailing Themes (faith healing, holy spirit baptism, and visitations from God); (3) Rhetorical Appeals (Angley's appearance and performance; humility and sincerity; Angley's appeal through love; hope, inspiration for the physically maimed; Angley as the ultimate legitimizer; music as entertainment); and (4) Conclusion. Eighty-three notes are included. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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