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ERIC Number: EJ1008731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
The Consequences of Integrating Faith into Academic Writing: Casuistic Stretching and Biblical Citation
Ringer, Jeffrey M.
College English, v75 n3 p270-297 Jan 2013
This essay considers how a male evangelical Christian in a first-year writing (FYW) course at a state university negotiates his identity in his academic writing for a non-Christian audience. It focuses on how "Austin" casuistically stretches a biblical text to accommodate his audience's pluralistic perspective. Austin's writing thus provides a discursive window into how writing academically for an FYW course might nudge students from dualism toward pluralism. It thus prompts compositionists not only to interrogate how writing academically may implicate students' most deeply held beliefs, but also to make such identity consequences explicit to students. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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