The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin, Paper  -     By: Garret Keizer
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The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin, Paper

John Wiley & Sons / 2004 / Paperback

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(PUBJossey-Bass)"Provocative, thoughtful and supremely useful, this book is a brave expedition to a place most of us would rather not go, the seat of our anger. Keizer's brutal honesty in admitting to his own anger, whether acted on or not, gives the book credence. He is a great storyteller,"---Christian Century. 360 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 360
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0787973106
ISBN-13: 9780787973100
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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.

Author Bio

Garret Keizer has served as an Episcopal priest and as a high school English teacher. He is the author of God of Beer, No Place But Here, and the critically acclaimed A Dresser of Sycamore Trees. His work also appears in The Christian Century and Harper's Magazine. He lives in northeastern Vermont with his wife and daughter.

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