Acting Methodist

A history in theater
Mario cuomo, no mean rhetorician, is no expert on Christian denominations. Analyzing Hillary and Bill Clinton’s rhetorical styles, Cuomo said: “She is more a Methodist and he is more theatrical.” I scurried to the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches to see if it listed the Theatrical Church. But there was nothing in between the Syrian Orthodox Church of America and the True Orthodox Church of America. I can’t write about an unregistered church, so let’s talk about Hillary’s. Based on the few times I’ve been around her, I’d say she is United Methodist to the core. But is Cuomo correct to imply that Methodist means untheatrical?


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