“Amen Corner” in American Culture

Campaigns occasionally get compared to religious movements, so it’s not surprising to see the term ‘amen corner’ in greater use.

CHR Comment: The phrase refers to the practice in Baptist and similar traditions of affirming point in the pastor’s sermon by saying aloud, “Amen.” A related term would be “Preaching to the choir,” which is usually a well-spring of Amens.

Source: When things get tough, politicians look to the ‘amen corner’ – CSMonitor.com


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