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Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Thomas O. Beebee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book compares modern literary treatments of the theme of millennium—stories of the “end of the world,” conceived as the ultimate battle between good and evil resulting in the institution of an ... More


Introduction: Religion and the Novel

Christina Phillips

in Religion in the Egyptian Novel: Themes and Approaches

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces the topic of religion and literature, theorises the novel as a secular genre, and develops a concept of religion as the other in the Arabic novel. It begins with a discussion ... More


Literature and the Political-Theological Remains

Sarah Hammerschlag

in Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170598
eISBN:
9780231542135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170598.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Argues that Derrida's conception of the relation of literature and religion can provide an important intervention into the recent recovery of Political Theology.


Introduction

Constance M. Furey

in Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This introductory chapter explains the three main goals of the study: 1) to demonstrate the relevance of Protestantism’s relationality to discussions of selfhood today; 2) to reveal a new way forward ... More


The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered

Marc C. Conner (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039763
eISBN:
9780813043159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039763.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This collection of nine original essays examines the relatively unexplored poetry of James Joyce. The contributors focus on how Joyce's poetry relates to the author's life and his other works, as ... More


Yang Huilin: An Academic Search for Meaning

Chloë Starr

in Chinese Theology: Text and Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204216
eISBN:
9780300224931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204216.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Among scholars of Christian theology and philosophy working in universities in China are card-carrying CCP members, many without any personal faith or denominational allegiance, yet whose thinking ... More


Reading Du Fu: Nine Views

Xiaofei Tian (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528448
eISBN:
9789882209916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528448.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This is the first collection of English essays on Du Fu, commonly regarded the greatest Chinese poet. Contributed by well-known experts of Chinese literature as well as scholars of a younger ... More


1. Discovering the Body: Catholic Literature after Vatican II

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/9780823230600.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines Catholic literature after Vatican II. It suggests that because the panegyric discourse of Vatican II strives to embrace such a broad vision of the Church, it tends to laud the ... 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


Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Steve Pinkerton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In his 1934 book After Strange Gods, T. S. Eliot declared blasphemy “obsolescent” as a viable literary or artistic mode. There could be no blasphemy worth the name, he reasoned, in a world that had ... More


Reading Dante's Commedia as Theology: Divinity Realized in Human Encounter

Vittorio Montemaggi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190495466
eISBN:
9780190495480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495466.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book offers a detailed reading of Dante’s Commedia as theology. What is our relationship to the ground of our being? Dante calls that ultimate reality love, and a key of the Commedia is that it ... More


Feeling Dead, Dead Feeling

Amy Hollywood

in Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823285679
eISBN:
9780823288854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285679.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What does it mean to read and write devoutly, religiously, mystically—even, or especially, if one’s reading or writing qualifies for none of these adverbs in any conventional sense? What, in ... More


Freedom in the Face of Fate

Robert H. Abzug

in Psyche and Soul in America: The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199754373
eISBN:
9780197512944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754373.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

This chapter explores May’s leading role as the American leader of the existential psychology movement and the irony that as he gained in notice and attended a series of international conference, he ... More


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