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Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis uses principles from Burke's Rhetoric of Identification to examine how apocalyptic prophecies foster and maintain an apocalyptic group identity. Jehovah's Witnesses were used as a sample apocalyptic group because they comprise a group with a heavy textual and symbolic focus on the apocalypse.
Kacarab, Katherine Elizabeth, "A Burkean analysis of Jehovah's Witness apocalyptic rhetoric" (2011). Theses Digitization Project. 3315.