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When Martin Luther penned polemical tracts against what he saw as the intolerable corruption of the Roman Church, he was participating in a genre already well-established by members of a German-speaking monastic reform that began a century earlier.
A stated goal of Polemic is to disrupt this periodisation by tracing continuities in the use of polemical modes of speech across the medieval and early modern periods.
The analysis of polemical rhetoric has become an important, if difficult, part of historical revision.
Burman closely examines the forty surviving manuscripts--twenty-five of them and two printed versions were Ketton's--and analyzes the "frame" of polemical treatises that typically surrounded Qur'an translations.
The polemical film brings together a host of leading scientists, environmentalists, politicians and activists who put forth the argument that Earth is in grave danger.
In language that Catholic News Service described as "pointed but not polemical," Benedict rejected state interference in church affairs and explained why the church's structure and activities do not threaten the civil order.
This book, written by a specialist in cinema studies, is more personal, theoretically-informed, and polemical than a standard history monograph.
Some scary but not exactly new info that's worth reading if you haven't seen it before, and I am into skate 'zines harping on a social topic now and then--but if it becomes too polemical about a single issue it might become a little tedious.
Some students this afternoon are harsh and polemical; others are lyrical and reflective.
Known for venting his spleen, McKay generated the subsequent thematic batch, the "Cities" poems, around 1934, a grouping that Maxwell perfectly describes as "one of the most polemical, most resentful, and most candidly oddball sonnet cycles in twentieth-century literature" (xxiv).
Inclusive of essays from many highly esteemed and honored figures in Christian studies, Rhetoric And Reality In Early Christianities is an exclusive study of the many manipulative and often polemical strategies used by Christian followers and leaders to gain favor and followers for the young and often disputatious religion.
Leaving aside questions about what does not appear at the Wexner--the polemical exclusion of Pop and Minimalism, the limiting of the potentially far-reaching inquiry to only European and North American art--there remains the question of the historical model being implied here.