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1. Curry, Kristina E. Civil Religion and Pastoral Power in the George W. Bush Presidency.

Degree: MA, Communication, 2007, Georgia State University

American presidents have maintained an equilibrium between the role of church and state in government affairs via the nation’s civil religion and a “rhetorical contract” between those secular and sacred interests. While other presidents have incorporated religion in their rhetorical execution of office, George W. Bush has done so in a manner different from his predecessors, emphasizing the role of faith in his administration’s beliefs, actions, and policies. Such rhetoric upsets the tenuous relationship between sectarian and secular affairs. Bush’s breach of the rhetorical contract can be explained by Foucault’s notion of pastoral power. Using practices once associated with the church, the savvy government leader may better control his public. I argue that President Bush has shifted the balance of power between organized religion and government, specifically by means of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, thereby corrupting traditional notions of civil religion in the process of implementing his unique form of new pastoral power. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. James F. Darsey - Chair, Dr. Mary E. Stuckey, Dr. Michael L. Bruner.

Subjects/Keywords: George W. Bush; Civil religion; Pastoral power; Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; Communication

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APA (6th Edition):

Curry, K. E. (2007). Civil Religion and Pastoral Power in the George W. Bush Presidency. (Thesis). Georgia State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/communication_theses/23

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Curry, Kristina E. “Civil Religion and Pastoral Power in the George W. Bush Presidency.” 2007. Thesis, Georgia State University. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/communication_theses/23.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Curry, Kristina E. “Civil Religion and Pastoral Power in the George W. Bush Presidency.” 2007. Web. 24 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Curry KE. Civil Religion and Pastoral Power in the George W. Bush Presidency. [Internet] [Thesis]. Georgia State University; 2007. [cited 2020 Feb 24]. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/communication_theses/23.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Curry KE. Civil Religion and Pastoral Power in the George W. Bush Presidency. [Thesis]. Georgia State University; 2007. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/communication_theses/23

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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