The Gospel According to Glamour: A Rhetorical Analysis of Revolve: The Complete New Testament
The significance of the BibleZines message extends beyond its updated magazine format. This thesis uses the theories of Kenneth Burke, George Dillon, Edwin Black, and several other rhetorical critics to reveal and critique the editorial influence found in this updated New Testament. The analysis is divided into three chapters that examine specific elements of the carefully orchestrated BibleZine, from the impact of Revolves prominent magazine-like features to the pseudo-friendships the editors create to influence its young target audience. Revolve does not represent a unique way of interpreting the Bible for a new generation. It may look contemporary in its format, but Revolve masks a materialistic and highly conservative ideology that will negatively influence its young readers in how they approach matters of identity and spirituality. My analysis will reveal the numerous ways the editors of the BibleZine use and manipulate biblical sanction in order to convey a consumeristic ideology.
Advisor:Nelson, Brent; Putz, Gord; Owen, Corey; Mitchell, Christine; Reeves, Malcolm
School:University of Saskatchewan
School Location:Canada - Saskatchewan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:religion rhetorical criticism rhetoric biblezine edwin black ethical bible evangelicalism pop culture robert e tucker figure and ground kenneth burke form george l dillon footing identification
Date of Publication:01/21/2009