The art of the public grovel : sexual sin and public confession in America / Susan Wise Bauer.

Whether you are a politician caught carrying on with an intern or a minister photographed with a prostitute, discovery does not necessarily spell the end of your public career. Admit your sins carefully, using the essential elements of an evangelical confession identified by Susan Wise Bauer in The...

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Main Author: Bauer, Susan Wise, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
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505 0 |a Grover the good, Belshazzar Blaine, and the rapacious woman -- In the presence of the elect (with the world looking on) -- Aimee Semple McPherson and the devil -- Confession goes public -- Ted Kennedy misreads his public -- Jimmy Carter, traitor to the cause -- Jim Bakker shoots his allies -- Jimmy Swaggart's model confession -- Clinton and the three public confessions -- Unaware of change -- Conclusion: Predictions. 
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