Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict
: 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...
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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 become a life-giving means of 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.
Marilyn Chandler 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.
- :<p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p>1. Don&rsquo;t Rely On Webster&rsquo;s<br /> 2. Unmask Euphemisms&#160;<br /> 3. Be A Re-minder<br /> 4. Embrace Your Allusive Impulses<br /> 5. Tell The Truth Slant<br /> 6. Promote Poetry<br /> 7. Own Your Outrage<br /> 8. Ferret Out The Facts<br /> 9. Mind Your Metaphors<br /> 10. Complicate Matters<br /> 11. Laugh When You Can<br /> 12. Quit Trying To Win<br /> Afterword: Loving Words&#160;</p>