Work

Credentials

Curriculum Vitae [.pdf]

Books

The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States. Eric C. Miller, ed. (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2018). [.html]

Articles

“Randall Terry’s Liberal Prophecy: National Sin, Activist Redemption, and the Death of Freedom.” Pennsylvania Communication Annual 72 (2016): 39-58. [.pdf]

“Phyllis Schlafly’s ‘Positive’ Freedom: Liberty, Liberation, and the Equal Rights Amendment.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 18 (2015): 277-300. [.pdf]

“Fighting for Freedom: Liberal Argumentation in Culture War Rhetoric.” Journal of Communication and Religion 37 (2014): 102-125. [.pdf]

“Patrick Joseph Buchanan, Culture War Speech: Address to the Republican National Convention.” Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project 7 (2013): 47-59. [.pdf]

“Rhetoric, Rationality, and Judicial Activism: The Case of Hillary Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 15 (2012): 185-203. With Dave Tell. [.pdf]

Chapters

“‘Not About Discrimination’: Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the Question of Intent.” In The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States, E. C. Miller, ed. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018), 101-114. [.pdf]

Civil Religion as Christian Religion: Francis Schaeffer’s Liberal Fundamentalism.” In  The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion: Symbols, Sinners, and Saints, J. Edwards and J. Valenzano, eds. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016), 111-128. [.pdf]

“Talk the Talk.” In Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers (12th ed.), P. Eschholz, A. Rosa, and V. Clark, eds. (New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016), 186-193. [.pdf] Re-printed with permission from Aeon. June 2, 2014. [.html]

Review Essays

“In and Of the World: Christian Rhetorics in Opposition and Assimilation.” Journal of Communication and Religion 38 (2015): 113-131. [.pdf]

“The Drama of American Religious Freedom.” Politics and Religion 8 (2015): 818-825. [.pdf]

Reviews

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, by Francis FitzGerald. Politics and Religion 10 (2017): 741-743. [.pdf]

Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror, by Liliana M. Naydan. Journal of Communication and Religion 39 (2017): 113-114. [.pdf]

The State of the Marital Union: Rhetoric, Identity, and Nineteenth Century Marriage Controversies, by Leslie J. Harris. Rhetoric and Public Affairs 19 (2016): 112-115. [.pdf]

Hunt the Devil: A Demonology of U.S. War Culture, by Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner. Communication Review 19 (2016): 156-158. [.pdf]

The Politics of Resentment: A Genealogy, by Jeremy Engels. Southern Communication Journal 81 (2016): 123-124. [.pdf]

Superchurch: The Rhetoric and Politics of American Fundamentalism, by Jonathan J. Edwards. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 46 (2016): 97-101. [.pdf]

Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America, by Leslie Dorrough Smith. Rhetoric Review 34 (2015): 155-158. [.pdf]

Creating Conservatism: Postwar Words that Made an American Movement, by Michael J. Lee. Political Communication 32 (2015): 174-176. [.pdf]

Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left Rhetoric: The Road to Compromise, by Karin Fry. Politics and Religion 8 (2015): 425-428. [.pdf]

Divisive Discourse: The Extreme Rhetoric of Contemporary American Politics, by Joseph Zompetti. Argumentation & Advocacy 51 (2014): 132-134. [.pdf]

Spiritual Modalities: Prayer as Rhetoric and Performance, by William FitzGerald. Quarterly Journal of Speech 100 (2014): 126-129. [.pdf]

Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right, by J. Brooks Flippen. Rhetoric and Public Affairs 17 (2014): 193-195. [.pdf]

Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns, by Christopher B. Chapp. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44 (2014): 97-100. [.pdf]

The Myth of American Religious Freedom, by David Sehat. Journal of Communication and Religion 36 (2013): 214-217. [.pdf]

Interviews

“Evangelical Author on Why Christian Conservatives Supported Trump” – A Conversation with Stephen Mansfield.” Religion Dispatches. November 14, 2017. [.html]

“How America’s Charismatic Christianity Helped Fuel the Fantasyland Presidency of Donald Trump” – A Conversation with Kurt Andersen. Religion Dispatches. October 20, 2017. [.html]

“India in the American Imagination” – A Conversation with Michael J. Altman. Religion & Politics. October 3, 2017. [.html]

“The Origin Story of the Evangelical Mindset” – A Conversation with Francis FitzGerald. Religion Dispatches. May 31, 2017. [.html]

“In Pursuit of a Meaningful Life” – A Conversation with Emily Esfahani Smith. Religion and Politics. April 4, 2017. [.html]

“Rising to Heaven in a Secular Rapture: Trump’s Golden Promises” – A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild. Religion Dispatches. November 15, 2016. [.html]

“Before Breitbart: How Right Wing Media Transformed American Politics” – A Conversation with Nicole Hemmer. Religion Dispatches. October 31, 2016. [.html]

“How a Group of Catholic Pacifists Took on the Nuclear State” – A Conversation with Kristen Tobey. Religion Dispatches. September 7, 2016. [.html]

“The ‘Southern Cage’: How the Myth of the Redemptive Depression Keeps Blacks at the Margins” – A Conversation with Alison Collis Greene. Religion Dispatches. July 29, 2016. [.html]

“When Being Pro-Life Did Not Mean Being Conservative” – A Conversation with Daniel K. Williams. Religion and Politics. May 31, 2016. [.html]

“Is There Hope for a Truly Progressive Evangelicalism?” – A Conversation with Deborah Jian Lee. Religion Dispatches. April 21, 2016. [.html]

“Why ‘Family Values’ Defined Conservative Christianity (and Why ‘Religious Liberty’ has Replaced It)” – A Conversation with Seth Dowland. Religion Dispatches. January 28, 2016. [.html] Also at Salon. February 7, 2016. [.html]

“Will ‘Religious Freedom’ Be the Issue that Finally Unites the Religious Right?” – A Conversation with Neil J. Young. Religion Dispatches. December 1, 2015. [.html]

“The Political Legacy of Progressive Evangelicals” – A Conversation with Brantley W. Gasaway. Religion and Politics. October 25, 2015. [.html]

“Workers Once Forced the Social Gospel into Churches – Can it Happen Again?” – A Conversation with Heath W. Carter. Religion Dispatches. October 1, 2015. [.html]

“Why Christian Fundamentalism is Still a Big Deal in US Politics” – A Conversation with Jonathan J. Edwards. Religion Dispatches. June 1, 2015. [.html] Also at Salon [.html] and Alternet. June 10, 2015.  [.html]

“The Fate of American Religious Freedom” – A Conversation with Steven D. Smith. Religion and Politics. January 13, 2015. [.html]

“Christian Morality vs. Free Markets: The Constants of a Conservative” – A Conversation with Michael J. Lee. Religion Dispatches. November 4, 2014. [.html]

“What 19th-Century Marriage Controversies Can Tell Us About the Fight Over Gay Marriage” – A Conversation with Leslie J. Harris. Religion Dispatches. October 7, 2014. [.html]

“Rejecting the Binary: Why Left v. Right Doesn’t Work” – A Conversation with Karin Fry. Religion Dispatches. September 18, 2014. [.html]

“How Conservative Christian Women Came to Claim ‘True’ Feminism” – A Conversation with Leslie Dorrough Smith. Religion Dispatches. July 16, 2014. [.html]

Conversation

“American Christian / Christian American: A Conversation with Brandon A. Schmidt.” April 1, 2016. [.pdf]

Selected Web

“The Perfect Victim.” Killing the Buddha. April 14, 2015. [.html]

“The High Stakes Poker Scam (A Vietnam Travel Story).” Tropicalmba. August 20, 2013. [.html]

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