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 Sacred Arrangements: Balthasar, Flannery O'Connor, and the Glory of the Lord

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 focuses on Balthasar's theological aesthetics as a well‐articulated critical methodology. Balthasar's fusion of aesthetics with history forges both a Christology and an analogy of being ... More


A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


(Mary) Flannery Underwrites James (Augusta)

Mary Lowe-Evans

in Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter compares the Catholic nostalgia in the works of James Joyce and American author Flannery O'Connor. It explains that though O'Connor once boasted of having a Catholic background and ... More


“Negative Appearance”: Flannery O’Connor, Believing in Nothing, and the Threat of Logical Positivism

Michael LeMahieu

in Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890408
eISBN:
9780199369652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890408.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Flannery O’Connor identified logical positivism with atheism and nihilism in its denial of objective status to moral values or religious beliefs. Yet to read her work as a straightforward exercise in ... More


A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Kirk’s friendships with Robert Nisbet, Leo Strauss, Flannery O’Connor, Eric Voegelin, and Ray Bradbury. It also tells the disastrous story of Kirk’s creation and editing of a ... More


 Hans Urs von Balthasar: Transmodernist

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter serves both as a brief biography of Balthasar and a protracted bibliography of his work. The consideration of Balthasar's monumental opus (The Glory of the Lord, Theo‐drama, and ... More


 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


Sight Reading

Merve Emre

in Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

"We have all heard it said that one picture is worth a thousand words,” wrote Walter Ong, "Yet, if this statement is true, why does it have to be a saying?” The historical connection between ... More


2. Writing and the Catholic Body: Mary Gordon's Art

John C. Waldmeir

in Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230600
eISBN:
9780823236923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230600.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Vatican II on the works of American writer Mary Gordon. It states that Gordon was influenced by pre-Vatican II writer Flannery O'Connor and that she did not ... More


  Therapy: No Creature Stands Alone before God

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 presents a reading of David Lodge's novel Therapy (1995) in light of Balthasar's Theo‐logic. Lodge does well to illustrate that the erasure of God that preoccupies postmodern consciousness ... More


Introduction

Mary Lowe-Evans

in Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of Catholic nostalgia on the works of Irish author James Joyce. This book identifies the specific Catholic ... More


Seeing Catholicly: Poetry and the Catholic Imagination

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What are some hallmarks of Catholic vision that might allow readers to identify a Catholic imagination at work when they encounter one? Is it possible to identify lines of continuity among writers ... More


Writing violence: John McGahern and Flannery O’Connor

Frank McGuinness

in John McGahern: Authority and Vision

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100566
eISBN:
9781526132321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100566.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks in close detail at two stories, written by authors of very different background: ‘The Beginning of an Idea’ by John McGahern, a chronicler of mid to late 20th century rural ... More


Conclusion

Mary Lowe-Evans

in Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the influence of Catholic nostalgia on the works of James Joyce. It highlights the differences between Joyce's depiction of Catholic ... More


Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Jean W. Cash

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown was unique among writers who started their careers in the late twentieth century. Unlike most of them—his friends Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Rick Bass, Kaye Gibbons, among others—he ... More


1955, Disneyland: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ and the Fiction of Cold War Culture

Alan Nade

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the similarities between Disneyland and the fiction of Cold War culture. It shows that both the theme park and the television show divided ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ into ... More


All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Una M. Cadegan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Until the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church toward the social, cultural, economic, and political developments of the twentieth century was largely ... More


Southern Comfort: Authenticity, Malaise, and the School of the Holy Ghost

Benjamin Mangrum

in Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Southern writers Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor present the collusion of the American welfare state and a consumer economy as a source of existential alienation. This chapter considers their ... More


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