Defense Date

2-23-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Ronald C. Arnett

Committee Member

Calvin L. Troup

Committee Member

Janie Harden Fritz

Keywords

Communication, Engaged scholarship, Vocation

Abstract

The driving question of this project is: "How is St. Catherine of Siena an exemplar of engaged communication scholarship?" This project covers five essential facets of communicative inquiry into a deeper understanding of St. Catherine of Siena and her embodiment of engaged communication scholarship. The five areas trace her life from its historical context to its most personal revelations to her lived engagements with others. In the first chapter, the inquiry into St. Catherine of Siena begins with how she is understood by others for her knowledge and impact. Chapter Two assesses the historical moment in which St. Catherine of Siena lived. In Chapter Three, St. Catherine of Siena, both the person and her life, is explored focusing on her participation in society from her birth in 1347 to her death in 1380. Chapter Four examines St. Catherine of Siena's work, The Dialogue, which contains four treatises including: (1) "A Treatise of Divine Providence;" (2) "A Treatise of Discretion;" (3)

Format

PDF

Language

English

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