The Quest for Charisma: Christianity and Persuasion


Smith examines the major canons of classical rhetorical theory by demonstrating their influence on Christian speakers. The teachings of Jesus, the Gospel narrators, St. Paul, St. Augustine, Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Buber, and Karl Jaspers are unified into one theory of authentic charisma for the first time.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000