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31: Summarizing Hauerwas on Yoder

I'm excited about this one. Over the last few years, I have been thinking about the use of hypertext in nonfiction.

 

As a result, I have hoped that 100summaries would be the right opportunity to start developing nonfiction argument structures.

 

This is the first of those opportunities (sorry, I don't have rights to republish the article, so I have only showed the file to a couple friends)

 

Basically, I took the entire article, and split it out into sections - presented by the brown boxes, one to a section.

 

Then, I pared down the full text almost entirely by deleting, and deleting, and deleting words and phrases. What remained was a summary, and an index to the related section of full text . These index/summary notes are pale cyan.

 

This document could be presented as generalized stretchtext, but I think that the accompanying diagram may help the reader appreciate the structural role of the different kind of notes: the blue ones branching out, and the brown ones going in sequence.

 

Notice also the cycle.

 

Total time: 30 minutes on the train (with a short nap in the middle)

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Taken on June 29, 2010