Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

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Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism - Brenneman, Todd M
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In popular evangelical literature, God is loving and friendly, described in heartfelt, often saccharine language that evokes nostalgia, comfortable domesticity, and familial love. This emotional style has been widely adopted by the writers most popular among American evangelicals, including such celebrity pastors as Max Lucado, Rick Warren, and Joel Osteen. Todd M. Brenneman provides groundbreaking insight into the phenomenon of evangelical sentimentality: an emotional appeal to readers' feelings about familial ...

Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199988983

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