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The Prophetic Mode in American Public Discourse:
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Prophetism in American Public Discourse
Primary Texts (to 1870)
Howe, Julia Wark "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". U of Oklahoma Law Center. Chronology of U. S. Historical Documents. 24 Aug. 1998. <http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/bathymn.html>.
Penn, William [Jr.] Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims. 1642. Internet Modern History Sourcebook. 24 Aug. 1998. <http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1682penn-solitude.html>.
Winthrop, John. A Modell of Christian Charity. 1630. Hanover Historical Texts Project. 24 Aug. 1998. <http://history.hanover.edu/texts/winthmod.html>.
Woolman, John. A Journal of the Life, Gospel Labours, and Christian Experiences of That Faithful Minister of Jesus Christ, John Woolman, Late of Mount-Holly, in the Province of New Jersey. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1784. Renascence Editions. 10 Oct. 2002. <http://www.uoregon.edu/~rbear/woolman.html>.
Secondary Sources

Berkovitch, Sacvan.

The American Jeremiad. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1978.

Betz, Brian R. "Erich Fromm and the Rhetoric of Prophecy." Central States Speech Journal 26 (1975): 310-315.
Browne, Stephen H. "Samuel Danforth's Errand into the Wilderness and the Discourse of Arrival in Early American Culture." Communication Quarterly 40 (1992): 91-101.
---. "'This Unparalleled and Inhuman Massacre': The Gothic, the Sacred, and the Meaning of Nat Turner." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 3 (2000): 309-331.
Brummett, Barry. Contemporary Apocalyptic Rhetoric. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1991.
---. "Premillenial Apocalyptic as a Rhetorical Genre." Central States Speech Journal 35 (1984): 84-93.
---. "Using Apocalyptic Discourse to Exploit Audience Commitments Through 'Transfer'." Southern Communication Journal 54 (1988): 58-73.
Corts, Thomas. "The Great Revival of 1800." Central States Speech Journal 18 (1967): 91-96.
Chesebrough, David B. Charles G. Finney: Revivalistic Rhetoric. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 2001.

Darsey, James Francis.

The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America. New York: New York UP, 1997.

---. "The Legend of Eugene Debs: Prophetic Ethos as Radical Argument." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 434-452.
Griffin, Charles J. G. "The Rhetoric of Form in Conversion Narratives." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 152-163.

Japp, Phyllis M.

"Esther or Isaiah?: The Abolitionist-Feminist Rhetoric of Angelina Grimke." Quarterly Journal of Speech 71.3 (1985): 35–348.

Lake, Randall A. "Between Myth and History: Enacting Time in Native American Protest Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 77 (1991): 123-151.
Larson, Barbara A. "Samuel Davies and the Rhetoric of the New Light." Speech Monographs 38 (1971): 207-216.
McGee, Brian R. "Witnessing and Ethos: The Evangelical Conversion of David Duke." Western Journal of Communication 62 (1998): 214-243.
Mixon, Harold, and Mary Frances Hopkins. "Apocalypticism in Secular Public Discourse: A Proposed Theory." Central States Speech Journal 39 (1988): 244-257.
Morris, Richard, and Philip Wander. "Native American Rhetoric: Dancing in the Shadows of the Ghost Dance." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 164-191.
Murphy, John M. "'A Time of Shame and Sorrow': Robert F. Kennedy and the American Jeremiad." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 401-414.

O’Leary, Stephen.

"Millerism as a Rhetorical Movement." Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millenial Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 93–110.

O'Leary, Stephen, and Michael McFarland. "The Political Use of Mythic Discourse: Prophetic Interpretation in Pat Robertson's Presidential Campaign." Quarterly Journal of Speech 75 (1989): 433-452.
Overholt, Thomas. Channels of Prophecy: The Social Dynamics of Prophetic Activity. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.
Pauley, John L. "Reshaping Public Persona and the Prophetic Ethos: Louis Farrakhan at the Million Man March." Western Journal of Communication 62 (1998): 523-536.
Pullum, Stephen J. "Foul Demons, Come Out! The Rhetoric of Twentieth Century American Faith Healing. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999.
Ray, Roberta K. "The Role of the Orator in the Philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson." Speech Monographs 41 (1974): 215-225.
Reid, Ronald F. "Apocalypticism and Typology: Rhetorical Dimensions of a Symbolic Reality." Quarterly Journal of Speech 69 (1983): 229-248.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. Library of Congress Exhibition. URL: http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/. 18 August 1999.

Ritter, Kurt W. "American Political Rhetoric and the Jeremiad Tradition: Presidential Nomination Acceptance Addresses, 1960-1976." Central States Speech Journal 31 (1980): 153-171.
Rogers, William B. "We Are All Together Now": Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Prophetic Tradition. New York: Garland, 1995.
The Salem Witchcraft Papers:Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692. Ed. Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum. Witchcraft in Salem Village. The Danvers Archival Center. URL: http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/. 18 August 1999.
Sullivan, Dale L. "The Prophetic Voice in Jeremy Rifkin's 'Algeny'." Rhetoric Review 9 (1990): 134-148.
Terrill, Robert E. "Protest, Prophecy, and Prudence in the Rhetoric of Malcolm X." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 4 (2001): 25-53.
Ware, B. L., and Wil A. Linkugel. "The Rhetorical Persona: Marcus Garvey as Black Moses." Communication Monographs 49 (1982): 50-62.
Warner, Michael, ed. American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King, Jr. The Library of America 108. New York: Library of America / Penguin Putnam, 1999.
White, Eugene E. "Whitefield's Use of Proofs During the Great Awakening in America." Western Speech 14 (1950): 3-6.

Yarbrough, Stephen R.

Delightful Conviction: Jonathan Edwards and the Rhetoric of Conversion.Great American Orators 20. New York: Greenwood P, 1993.

Zulick, Margaret D. "Prophecy and Providence: The Anxiety over Prophetic Authority." Journal of Communication and Religion 26 (2003): 195-207.
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Prophetism in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East
Auld, Graeme A. "Prophecy in Books: A Rejoinder." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 48 (1990): 31-32.
Barton, J. Oracles of God: Perceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Israel after the Exile. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1986.
Blenkinsopp, J. A History of Prophecy in Israel: From the Settlement in the Land to the Hellenistic Period. Philadelphia: Westminster P, 1983.
Brueggemann, Walter. "Jeremiah's Use of Rhetorical Questions." Journal of Biblical Literature 92 (1973): 358-374.
Carroll, Robert P. From Chaos to Covenant: Uses of Prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah. London: SCM Press, 1981.
---. "Inventing the Prophets." Irish Biblical Studies 10 (1988): 24-36.
---. "Prophecy and Dissonance: A Theoretical Approach to the Prophetic Tradition." Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentlische Wissenschaft 92 (1980): 108-119.
---. When Prophecy Failed: Reactions and Responses to Failure in the Old Testament Prophetic Tradition. London: SCM, 1979.
Coggins, R., A. Phillips, and M. Knibb, eds. Israel's Prophetic Tradition: Essays in Honor of Peter R. Ackroyd. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1982.
Coote, Robert B. Amos among the Prophets: Composition and Theology. Philadelphia: Fortress P, 1981.
Diamond, A. R. The Confessions of Jeremiah in Context: Scenes of Prophetic Drama. JSOT Supplement Series 45. Sheffield: JSOT P, 1987.
Fishelov, D. "The Prophet as Satirist." Prooftexts 9 (1989): 195-211.
Fretheim, Terence E. "Jonah and Theodicy." Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentlische Wissenschaft 90 (1978): 227-237.
Gemser, B. Gemser, B. "The rîb or Controversy-Pattern in Hebrew Mentality." Wisdom in Israel and in the Ancient Near East: Fs. H.H. Rowley. Ed. Martin Noth and D. Winton Thomas. Vetus Testamentum Supplements 3. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1960. 120-137.
Gitay, Yehoshua. "Deutero-Isaiah: Oral or Written?" Journal of Biblical Literature 99 (1980): 185-197.
---. "Reflections on the Study of the Prophetic Discourse: The Question of Isaiah I 2-20." Vetus Testamentum 33 (1983): 207-21.
Greenspahn, F. E. "Why Prophecy Ceased." Journal of Biblical Literature 108 (1989): 37-49.
Hamborg, G. R. "Reasons for Judgment in the Oracles against the Nations of the Prophet Isaiah." Vetus Testamentum 31 (1981): 145-159.
Hanson, Paul D. "Jewish Apocalyptic against Its Near Eastern Environment." Revue Biblique 78 (1971): 31-58.
House, P. R. Zephaniah: A Prophetic Drama. Sheffield: Almond P, 1988.
Lewin, Ellen Davis. "Arguing for Authority: A Rhetorical Study of Jeremiah 1.4-19 and 20.7-18." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32 (1985): 105-119.
Long, Burke O. "Prophetic Authority as Social Reality." Canon and Authority: Essays in Old Testament Religion and Theology. Ed. George W. Coats and Burke O. Long. Philadelphia: Fortress P, 1977. 3-20.
McConville, J. G. "Ezra-Nehemiah and the Fulfillment of Prophecy." Vetus Testamentum 36 (1986): 205-224.
Murray, D. F. "The Rhetoric of Disputation: Re-examination of a Prophetic Genre." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 38 (1987): 95-121.
Nielsen, Kirsten. Yahweh as Prosecutor and Judge: An Investigation of the Prophetic Lawsuit (rîb -Pattern). Trans. Frederick Cryer. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 9. Sheffield: JSOT, 1978.
North, R. "Prophecy to Apocalyptic via Zechariah." Congress Volume: Uppsala 1971. Vetus Testamentum Supplement 22. Leiden: Brill, 1972. 47-71.
Overholt, Thomas. Channels of Prophecy: The Social Dynamics of Prophetic Activity. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.
---. "The End of Prophecy: No Players without a Program." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 42 (1988): 103-115.
---. "Prophecy in History: The Social Reality of Intermediation." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 48 (1990): 3-29.
Peckham, Brian. History and Prophecy: The Development of Late Judean Literary Traditions. New York: Doubleday, 1993.
Petersen, D. L. Late Israelite Prophecy: Studies in Deutero-Prophetic Literature and in Chronicles. Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series 23. Missoula, MT: Scholars P, 1977.
---. The Roles of Israel's Prophets. JSOT Supplement Series 17. Sheffield: JSOT P, 1981.
Polk, Timothy. The Prophetic Persona: Jeremiah and the Language of the Self. JSOT Supplement Series 32. Sheffield: JSOT P, 1984.
Ross, J. F. "Prophecy in Hamath, Israel, and Mari." Harvard Theological Review 63 (1970): 1-28.
Schmidt, W. W. "rîb." Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Vol. 3. Ed. G. Johannes Botterweck and Helmer Ringgren. Trans. Geoffrey W. Bromiley and John T. Willis. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978. 84-125.
Silver, M. Prophets and Markets: The Political Economy of Ancient Israel. The Hague: Kluwer-Nijhoff, 1983.
Weinfeld, Moshe. "Ancient Near Eastern Patterns in Prophetic Literature." Vetus Testamentum 27 (1977): 178-195.
Westermann, Claus. Basic Forms of Prophetic Speech. Trans. Hugh Clayton White. Philadelphia: Westminster P, 1967.
Wilson, Robert R. "From Prophecy to Apocalyptic: Reflections on the Shape of Israelite Religion."Anthropological Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy. Ed. R. C. Culley and Thomas W. Overholt. Semeia 21. Chico, CA: Scholars P, 1982. 79-95.
---. Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel. Philadelphia: Fortress P, 1980.
Zulick, Margaret D. "The Agon of Jeremiah: On the Dialogic Invention of Prophetic Ethos." Quarterly Journal of Speech 78 (1992): 125-148.