Titel: The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes ...
Verlag: Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA
Zustand: As New
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Rage, resentment, envy, jealousy, and hatred— these emotions seem to dominate our times. They rule our highways, our workplaces, our homes, and our hearts.
In this provocative book of essays, writer Garret Keizer considers anger in all its baffling forms. Poignantly aware of his own temper, and of his ties to a religion that glorifies meekness, the author looks at anger as a paradox in our struggle to remain human in the midst of an infuriating world. Interweaving personal anecdotes, mythological stories, sacred texts, and Keizer's insightful observations, The Enigma of Anger will prove a welcome companion for anyone who has ever wrestled with wrath-or wished to make better use of it.From the Publisher:
"It is no small irony that Garret Keizer's essay on anger is so thoughtful and graceful. Here is writing that triumphs over an emotion that otherwise, so often, defeats reason and frustrates love."
Richard Rodriguez, author, Brown
"In the Enigma of Anger Garret Keizer offers a passionate and profound meditation on the nature of a greatly maligned emotion, illustrating in scripture, history, literature and his own life experiences its intensity and variety as well as its practical necessity for justice and change. This is a splendid book."
-- Ron Hansen, author, A Stay Against Confusion
"The Enigma of Anger is a thoughtful, principled, and honest interrogation of a disquieting subject. Keizer sensitively balances personal self-examination with a wide range of cases drawn from culture, politics, and daily life, to draw a complex assessment of anger, his and others'. The result is useful and humane."
-- Phillip Lopate, author, Portrait of My Body
"Garret Keizer's The Enigma of Anger is a highly entertaining and illuminating examination not just of a 'sometimes deadly sin' but of his wonderfully fascinating life as a husband, son, teacher, clergyman, neighbor, and friend. In the end, it is both a timely book about the uses-good and otherwise-of anger, and about what it truly means to be human, by one of the finest and most courageous writers at work in America today."
-- Howard Frank Mosher, author, The Fall of the Year
"This book is clearly a masterpiece."
-- Noel Perrin, author, Giving Up the Gun: Japan's Reversion to the Sword
"There is enough edginess in this book on anger to convince you that Garrett Keizer knows what he is talking about; there is also enough grace to make you think about anger-both human and divine-in a whole new way. If you want to learn how God's love entails God's wrath or even how your own anger may become a source off deep revelation, then read this book."
-- Barbara Brown Taylor, author, When God Is Silent
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