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Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict

  • By Marilyn McEntyre
  • By Marilyn McEntyre
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What can we learn from contemporary writers about keeping public conversation compassionate, vigorous, faithful, and life-giving?

Those who want to avoid simplistic partisan rhetoric and use words in a challenging, spirited way need practical strategies. This book offers a range of them.

Drawing upon the work of exemplary contemporary writers, Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict shows how to speak and write clearly and generously. For example, we can attend more carefully to the effects of metaphors, recognize and avoid glib euphemisms, define terms in ways that retrieve core meanings and revitalize them, and enrich our sense of history by deft use of allusion.

Contemporary readers are awash in many words that have been cheapened and profaned. But with deliberate use of intelligence and grace we can redeem their "sacramentality"--humanely uttered words can convey life-giving clarity and compassion. Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict is an homage to outstanding wordsmiths who have achieved that potential and an invitation to follow them in making well-chosen words instruments of peace.

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What can we learn from contemporary writers about keeping public conversation compassionate, vigorous, faithful, and life-giving?

Those who want to avoid simplistic partisan rhetoric and use words in a challenging, spirited way need practical strategies. This book offers a range of them.

Drawing upon the work of exemplary contemporary writers, Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict shows how to speak and write clearly and generously. For example, we can attend more carefully to the effects of metaphors, recognize and avoid glib euphemisms, define terms in ways that retrieve core meanings and revitalize them, and enrich our sense of history by deft use of allusion.

Contemporary readers are awash in many words that have been cheapened and profaned. But with deliberate use of intelligence and grace we can redeem their "sacramentality"--humanely uttered words can convey life-giving clarity and compassion. Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict is an homage to outstanding wordsmiths who have achieved that potential and an invitation to follow them in making well-chosen words instruments of peace.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780802878144
    • Manufacturer: William B Eerdmans Pub Co
    • ISBN 13: 9780802878144
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2020
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Marilyn McEntyre
    • Width: 5.25 inches
    • Height: 0.75 inches
    • Length: 7.75 inches
    • Weight: 0.69 pounds
    • SKU: 9781467459884
    • Manufacturer: William B Eerdmans Pub Co
    • ISBN 13: 9781467459884
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2020
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Marilyn McEntyre
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