By Kristy Maddux

For many years, American renowned media have suggested audiences approximately their roles and importance within the public sphere. In The trustworthy Citizen, rhetorical critic Kristy Maddux argues that renowned Christian media not just speak avenues for civic engagement yet achieve this in profoundly gendered phrases. Her precise interrogation of renowned Christian videos, books, and tv shows―the Left Behind sequence, Mel Gibson's The ardour of the Christ, Amazing Grace, seventh Heaven, and the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code―exposes 5 competing types of the way Christians should still behave within the civic sphere as their gendered selves. What emerges is a typology that insightfully unearths how those various faith-based versions of engagement uniquely form public discourse and effect the bigger photograph of latest politics.

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