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Introduction To "Religious Institutions And Minor Parties In The United States", Christopher P. Gilbert, David A. M. Peterson, Timothy R. Johnson, Paul Djupe Jan 1999

Introduction To "Religious Institutions And Minor Parties In The United States", Christopher P. Gilbert, David A. M. Peterson, Timothy R. Johnson, Paul Djupe

David A. M. Peterson

In the elections of November 1996 and November 1997, the residents of St. Peter, Minnesota, had the opportunity to consider two political newcomers. These candidates-Ruth Johnson and Dan Stratton-had much in common beyond the fact that neither had run previously for elected office. Both candidates had a strong and long-standing interest in politics and public affairs. Both sought prestige positions-Johnson wanted the vacant state legislative seat, while Stratton challenged for mayor of St. Peter. Both were relatively unknown to the general public. Finally, both candidates had connections to the local liberal arts college; Johnson was an alumnus serving in administration ...


The Comedic Function Of The Enumerations Of Officials And Instruments In Daniel 3, Hector Avalos Jan 1991

The Comedic Function Of The Enumerations Of Officials And Instruments In Daniel 3, Hector Avalos

Hector Avalos

IN WILLIAM LANGLAND'S fourteenth-century tale of Piers the Ploughman, the description of the marriage of Lady Fee, a personification of corruption, includes the following list of guests: "men of every status, high and low: knights and clerics, jurors and summoners, sheriffs with their clerks, beadles and bailiffs, business brokers and purveyors, victuallers and advocates."J Langland punctuates this lengthy list by adding that he could not "number the throng that ran at Fee's heels."2 The list, of course, is not meant simply to supply a good descriptive narrative. The enumeration is a sarcastic commentary on the comprehensive ...