The Enigma of Anger (Paperback)

Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin

By Garret Keizer

Jossey-Bass, 9780787973100, 363pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2004

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Description

Rage, resentment, envy, jealousy, and hatred-- these emotionsseem to dominate our times. They rule our highways, our workplaces, our homes, and our hearts.

In this provocative book of essays, writer Garret Keizerconsiders anger in all its baffling forms. Poignantly aware of hisown temper, and of his ties to a religion that glorifies meekness, the author looks at anger as a paradox in our struggle to remainhuman in the midst of an infuriating world. Interweaving personalanecdotes, mythological stories, sacred texts, and Keizer'sinsightful observations, The Enigma of Anger will prove awelcome companion for anyone who has ever wrestled with wrath-orwished to make better use of it.



About the Author

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.