We are interested in global rhetorical practices–both historical traditions and modern dispositions.
- “Rhetoric” includes various cultural, sub-cultural, cross-cultural, and subaltern habits, conventions, and innovations in persuasion, but could also include unique stylistics and approaches to general communication–even approaches to spiritual revelation.
- Ancient Greek and Roman terms are a beginning, but may not even apply to broader global practices–so new terminologies and theories are welcome.
- “Culture” is a convenient but questionable term, so we are interested in dissolving, crossing, and questioning the present boundaries between East and West, Greek and Non-Greek, geographic borders, etc.
We desire this group to be a safe space for colleagues and allies from all religions and backgrounds. The need for a global understanding of rhetoric and rhetorical practices could not be more evident in the current environment. As a group, we believe we ought to be all the more diligent in finding and creating bridges and connections among various traditions and peoples.
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