Religious language and critical discourse analysis : ideology and identity in Christian discourse today /
|Author / Creator:||Heather, Noel, 1949-|
|Imprint:||Oxford ; New York : P. Lang, c2000.|
|Description:||319 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Series:||Religions and discourse, 1422-8998 ; v. 5|
|Subject:||Language and languages -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.|
Critical discourse analysis -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Language and languages -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4456398|
|Summary:||This book demonstrates the highly productive effects of applying contemporary views of discourse to religious language, seen (in theological terms) from a postliberal viewpoint. The emphasis is on critical discourse analysis (CDA), with its well-developed methodology for deconstructing the manifestations of power. What emerges is a combination of two complementary, surprisingly simple models which explain many aspects of the language used and witnessed by contemporary Christian believers. A wide variety of detailed, worked examples provide a very practical introduction to the revealing practice of understanding how discourse analysis responds to the question: «When language is used in a religious context, what's going on here?»|
|Physical Description:||319 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-307) and indexes.|
0820442380 (US : pbk.)