In the World: Reading and Writing as a Christian

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Baker Academic, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 446 pages
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Good writing "doesn't just happen," say the authors. It takes work and a basic understanding of rhetorical situations. "Whatever our goals, we want readers to be affected by our writing," they assert. "The work of writing clarifies who we are in relation to both God and the world about us."

In the World equips readers to become better writers. It also introduces quality writing with over forty classic and contemporary selections from numerous writers, including Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John Donne, Henri Nouwen, Walter Wangerin Jr., and Charles Darwin.

This second edition contains a completely updated and revised rhetoric section and added contemporary essays that represent a broad range of ethnicity, gender, and point of view.
 

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Contents

Reading and Writing as a Christian
9
An Introduction to Rhetoric
19
Invention
27
Coherence
39
Revision
45
From Working Outline to Outline
67
Documentation
73
Religion
91
Confrontation with Suffering
209
Understanding Ourselves
251
Telling the Truth in Literature
303
Debate
324
Thea Van halsema Moral Magic? Ethics and Harry Potter
347
Language and the Liberal Arts
355
Living in the Environment
401
Rhetorical Index
445

Living Ethically
155

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John H. Timmerman (Ph.D., Ohio University) and Donald R. Hettinga (Ph.D., University of Chicago) are professors of English at Calvin College. They have won many awards for their essays, short stories, and poetry and each has authored several books.

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