Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

by Marilyn McEntyre

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Overview


“Like any other life-sustaining resource,” says Marilyn McEntyre, “language can be depleted, polluted, contaminated, eroded, and filled with artificial stimulants.” Today more than ever, language needs to be rescued and restored. Drawing on a wide range of sources, both critical and literary, Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies is an engaging address to everyone concerned with preserving the vitality and precision of the spoken and written word.

 “If every literate person in the United States read this book, the result could dramatically transform our society. . . . Written with modesty, keen insight, and grace, Marilyn McEntyre’s Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies proposes a revolution of human expression that would bring precision, honesty, and felicity to the spoken and written discourse of contemporary culture.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802848642
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 253,163
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Marilyn McEntyre is professor of English at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. She has written dozens of articles and reviews in such journals as The Washington Post, Theology Today, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Christianity Today. She is also the author of Dwelling in the Text and A Healing Art: Regeneration through Autobiography.

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