In the World, 2nd Edition

Reading and Writing as a Christian

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"Challenges the Christian student to think about the moral and philosophical significance of the art of writing. The rhetoric provides helpful guidelines for the process of writing, and the reader includes stimulating essays and discussion questions."--Susan V. Gallagher, Seattle Pacific University

Learning how to write well can be one of the most valuable skills learned at college. In the World, a balanced rhetoric and reader, will start students on the right path.

The first part of the book teaches readers how to write well. The second part, a reader containing over sixty selections, serves to introduce quality writing. It includes classic and contemporary selections from writers such as Augustine, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John Donne, Henri Nouwen, Philip Yancey, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Walter Wangerin Jr.

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. The book is an excellent resource for English composition courses.


Endorsements

"A challenging, literate, balanced rhetoric and reader specifically designed for the Christian college composition class. Students who accept the challenges of this text should discover that they are able to stretch their minds and broaden their view of the world even as they beecome better writers."--Norman M. Carson, Geneva College

"Recognizes that rhetoric presumes an ethical and philosophical basis. Here the ethics of writing is spelled out. The passages of prose and poetry contain a happy mixture of old writers with new ones."--Robert G. Collmer, Baylor University

"Challenges the Christian student to think about the moral and philosophical significance of the art of writing. The rhetoric provides helpful guidelines for the process of writing, and the reader includes stimulating essays and discussion questions on issues central to the Christian faith in the twenty-first century."--Susan V. Gallagher, Seattle Pacific University

"Sophisticated and mind-opening while still being grounded solidly in a Christian worldview, this book should help equip a new generation of Christian writers."--Gene Edward Vieth, Concordia College

"Will help turn composition class into a splendid occasion for pressing Christian students to write, think, and live Christianly."--John W. Sider, Westmont College


The Authors

  1. John H. Timmerman

    John H. Timmerman

    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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  2. Donald R. Hettinga

    Donald R. Hettinga

    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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Reviews

"One of the practical challenges in teaching composition courses--and one that has become increasingly difficult in recent years--is to find texts that articulate a compelling rationale for the study and practice of writing and, at the same time, to provide substantial readings that will engage students from various majors. This new edition sets out to accomplish this feat in particularly ambitious terms. . . . The readings are . . . substantial and include such various authors as Augustine, T. Paine, C. Darwin, F. Crick, and R. Dove, as well as a fine pair of essays on the moral and religious debates surrounding the Harry Potter books. While this book is not likely to be used outside of Christian colleges, it does demonstrate one of the ways that intellectual and ethical rigor can reinvigorate the first-year writing course."--Brian Conniff, Religious Studies Review