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Siebert, Bradley G.

Works: 3 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 13 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Bradley G Siebert
A Student's guide to freshman composition( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burke for Freshman and Advanced Composition Students : Two Perspectives by Bradley G Siebert( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Burke has continued to exert a profound influence on recent theories of composition and rhetoric, specifically on how writing might be taught in the classroom. Two recent composition textbooks, "Process, Form, and Substance: A Rhetoric for Advanced Writers" by Richard Coe and "Writing Is Critical Action" by Tilly Warnock, demonstrate Burke's continuing influence. Both texts focus on the process of composition, or the notion of writing as action. Warnock develops terms for Burke's three principle ratios, and also develops questions associated with the five basic terms of the Burkean pentad. She reveals the difficulty she encountered trying to write an introduction to her volume, suggesting her own process of writing. Warnock begins the book with a strong plea for students to think of themselves as writers. Burkean thinking is integrated into Coe's book as well. Again, a central emphasis is on writing as process, as the title implies. Coe considers writing as a forming process, another reflection of Burkean thought. In two chapters, process and form meet, followed by a consideration of form in discourse, specifically narration and description. Coe situates his discussion of narration and description in the context of the linguistic constitution of perception. To conclude, both Coe and Warnock integrate Burkean theory into their texts, both in ways that should prove beneficial to the writers who use them. (HB)
Tested in the Faith Community The Congregational Hermeneutics of the Mennonites by Bradley G Siebert( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social epistemic that the Mennonite-Anabaptists have been cultivating as their hermeneutic method for 470 years focuses on local congregations as discourse communities of faith, promoting egalitarian lay participation equal to that of members with formal ministries. "The Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective" features a renewal of the Mennonite tradition of congregational hermeneutics. The Mennonites' aim is to be faithful and obedient, in whatever circumstance, to their faith. Biblical scripture is foundational to this obedience; consequently, hermeneutical processes are essential. Religious histories reveal that, although Anabaptism moved away from Catholicism, it was not a part of the Protestant mainstream. One dispute centered on the church's authority over civil governments in making decisions regarding faith and Christian conduct. Also, the validity of infant baptism was rejected in favor of adult, believer's baptism. Over the years, Mennonites have used formal and informal discourse processes to develop consensus about how the biblical message speaks to issues that arise in and around the congregation, and such dialogue extends to and draws from the wider church as a community of congregations. Congregations seek to "discern" how to be the church in their current situations. P. Yoder (1982) writes about how individuals can develop more systematic hermeneutic approaches to their Bible study and become more sophisticated readers of the Bible. But this does not mean that lay people are to defer completely to scholars or specialists. J. Yoder (1984) has studied four types of specialists he identifies in scripture for congregations to exploit: agents of direction, of memory, of linguistic self-consciousness, and of order and due process. (Contains 48 references.) (NKA)
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