Writing theology well : a rhetoric for theological and biblical writers / Lucretia B. Yaghjian.Material type: TextPublisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury T & T Clark, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015Edition: Second editionDescription: xxviii, 441 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780567022196; 0567022196; 9780567499172; 0567499170Subject(s): Christian literature -- Authorship | TheologyDDC classification: 808.06/623 LOC classification: BR44 | .Y34 2015
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Writing theological rhetorics well. Writing theology well in its own context -- Writing theological reflection well: rhetorics of process, problem-solving, and proclamation -- Writing theological argument well: rhetorics of inquiry, reading, reflection, and persuation -- Writing the theological essay well: rhetorics of identification, correlation, suspicion, and construction -- Part II. Writing theological and biblical research well. Writing theological research well (i): rhetorics of research and investigation -- Writing theological research well (II): rhetorics of organization and documentation -- Writing the biblical essay well-I: rhetorics of exegesis and interpretation -- Writing the biblical essay well-II: a critical-hermeneutical rhetoric -- Part III. Toward a theological style and voice of your own. Writing with theological imagination well: rhetorics of analogy, mataphor, and symbol -- Rewriting theology well (I): rhetorics of style and voice -- Rewriting theology well (II): rhetorics of words, sentences, and paragraphs -- Rewriting theology well (III): a rhetoric of revision -- Part IV. Writing theology well in new contexts. Writing theology well in a new language: rhetorics for international student writers and their tutors -- Writing theology well in a digital environment: rhetorics for online writers and researchers.
A working guide for students conducting theological writing and research on theology and biblical studies courses, this book integrates the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, to provide a standard text for the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum.As a theological rhetoric, it also encourages excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and professional contexts. This 2nd Edition includes new chapters on 'Writing Theology in a New Language', which explores the linguistic and cultural challenges of writing theology well in a non-native language, and 'Writing and Learning Theology in an Electronic Age', addressed to distance learning students learning to write theology well from online courses, and dealing with the technologies necessary to do so. (Publisher).