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The Rilke Alphabet

Ulrich Baer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Rilke Alphabet examines key terms in Rilke’s poetry, letters and prose to reveal major themes in his work, such as love, death, immanence, beauty, art, faith, suffering, hope. The book examines ... More


Introducing the Exemplars of Godly Love

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter employs the survey findings to create a typology with which to classify the five primary exemplars whose narratives appear throughout the book. The typology consists of four distinct yet ... More


The Traumatic Secret: Bataille and the Comparative Erotics of Mystical Literature

Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Identifying a link between trauma and mysticism as a thread that connects his body of work, this essay also explains the ways in which the work of Georges Bataille has been an implicit point of ... More


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