In the World: Reading and Writing as a Christian / Edition 2

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801027536
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 446
  • Sales rank: 1,437,362
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Writing
1. Good Writing: An Introduction to Rhetoric
2. Invention
3. Structuring the Thesis
4. Coherence
5. Revision
6. From Working Outline to Outline
7. Documentation

Part 2: Reading
8. Defining a Worldview: Religion
The Age of Reason-Thomas Paine
The Nature of Vitalism-Francis Crick
Worldviews in Conflict-Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey
A Place to Stand-Henri J. M. Nouwen
The Small Touch of Grace-Abram Van Engen
Men Have Forgotten God: The Templeton Address-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
9. Living Ethically
Vandalism of Shalom-Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
On Good and Evil-Saint Augustine
Why Get Married?-Lewis B. Smedes
The Death of Infant Doe: Jesus and the Neonates-Allen Verhey
A Quiet Conversion-Cathy Stentzel
No Man Is an Island-John Donne
10. Confrontation with Suffering
In Defense of Pain-Philip Yancey
The Exact Location of the Soul-Richard Selzer
Who Is in Control?-M. Howard Rienstra
My Bones Are Vexed-Judy A. Johnson
Compassionate Action-Benjamin S. Carson
Costly Grace-Dietrich Bonhoeffer
11. Narratives of Life: Understanding Ourselves
The Empty Manger: A Christmas Story-Walter Wangerin Jr.
A Father to the End-Edward E. Ericson Jr.
Fathers-Anna Schemper
Hail Mary-Liz Senefeld
Discipline-Reginald Gibbons
12 Telling the Truth in Literature
Letter to a Christian Artist-H. R. Rookmaaker
On Evil in Art-Thomas Howard
The Christian Reader-Nancy M. Tischler
Why Read Harry Potter? J. K. Rowling and the Christian Debate-Emily Griesinger
Moral Magic? Ethics and Harry Potter-Thea Van Halsema
13. Language and the Liberal Arts
The Living Word: The Bible in Translation
The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians-Rita Dove
A Vital Language-Henry Zylstra
The Liberal Arts: What and Why?—Arthur F. Holmes
You're Still Failing-I. M. Cross
14. Living in the Environment
Wilderness Letter-Wallace Stegner
The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis-Lynn White Jr.
Natural Selection-Charles Darwin
The Fixed-Annie Dillard
The Land Ethic-Aldo Leopold
No Silent Spring-Jay Van Andel
Brute Neighbors: The Battle of the Ants-Henry David Thoreau

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