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Mark S. Burrows - Author

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Books by Mark S. Burrows

Poetic Revelations

Poetic Revelations

Author: Mark S. Burrows Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

This book explores the much debated relation of language and bodily experience (i.e. the 'flesh'), considering in particular how poetry functions as revelatory discourse and thus relates to the formal horizon of theological inquiry. The central thematic focus is around a 'phenomenology of the flesh' as that which connects us with the world, being the site of perception and feeling, joy and suffering, and of life itself in all its vulnerability. The voices represented in this collection reflect interdisciplinary methods of interpretation and broadly ecumenical sensibilities, focusing attention on such matters as the revelatory nature of language in general and poetic language in particular, the function of poetry in society, the question of Incarnation and its relation to language and the poetic arts, the kenosis of the Word, and human embodiment in relation to the word 'enfleshed' in poetry.

Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World

Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World

Author: Mark S. Burrows Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2020

This book explores the prophetic characteristics of literature, particularly poetry, that seek to reimagine the world in which it is written. Using theological and philosophical insights it charts the relentless impulse of literature to propose alternative visions, practicable or utopian, and point toward possibilities of renewal and change. Drawing from each of the three main Abrahamic religions, as well as Greek and Latin classics, an international group of scholars utilise a diverse range of analytical and interpretive methods to draw out the prophetic voice in poetry. Looking at the writings of figures like T. S. Elliot, Blake, Wittgenstein and Isaiah, the theme of the prophetic is shown to be of timely importance given the current state of geo-political challenges and uncertainties and offers a much-needed critical discussion of these broad cultural questions. This collection of essays offers readers an insight into the constructive power of literature. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars working in Religion and the Arts, Religious Studies, Theology and Aesthetics.

Chance of Home

Chance of Home

Author: Mark S. Burrows Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

These poems remind us that "e;home"e; is a way of being in this world. It finds expression in the inner light that carries us through dark seasons and in what inspires us to risk life in the face of death. Many of these poems come from a long looking at the familiar and the ordinary, a patient listening for traces of a beauty that might still save us. They ponder the resilience that lies at the heart of the natural world, as well as in our desire to thrive amid the distractions that pressure us in our lives. In an over-saturated age like ours, they invite us to linger at the edges of silence, and wonder what it means that we are not made for reason alone, but "e;for what song can bring of solace and delight."e;"e;Call these meditative poems Burrows' 'Yes' to the given world, his ongoing record of those instances of connectedness when we are at 'home' in what Pessoa called 'the astonishing reality of thingsRobert Cording, poet and author of Walking with Ruskin and Only So Far"e;Mark S. Burrows' poems offer the reader both invitation and gift - when you say yes, the treasures lay themselves out like a banquet for the heart."e; -Christine Valters Paintner, Online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts and author of The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

Chance of Home

Chance of Home

Author: Mark S. Burrows Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

These poems remind us that "e;home"e; is a way of being in this world. It finds expression in the inner light that carries us through dark seasons and in what inspires us to risk life in the face of death. Many of these poems come from a long looking at the familiar and the ordinary, a patient listening for traces of a beauty that might still save us. They ponder the resilience that lies at the heart of the natural world, as well as in our desire to thrive amid the distractions that pressure us in our lives. In an over-saturated age like ours, they invite us to linger at the edges of silence, and wonder what it means that we are not made for reason alone, but "e;for what song can bring of solace and delight."e;"e;Call these meditative poems Burrows' 'Yes' to the given world, his ongoing record of those instances of connectedness when we are at 'home' in what Pessoa called 'the astonishing reality of thingsRobert Cording, poet and author of Walking with Ruskin and Only So Far"e;Mark S. Burrows' poems offer the reader both invitation and gift - when you say yes, the treasures lay themselves out like a banquet for the heart."e; -Christine Valters Paintner, Online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts and author of The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

Poetic Revelations

Poetic Revelations

Author: Mark S. Burrows Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2016

This book explores the much debated relation of language and bodily experience (i.e. the 'flesh'), considering in particular how poetry functions as revelatory discourse and thus relates to the formal horizon of theological inquiry. The central thematic focus is around a 'phenomenology of the flesh' as that which connects us with the world, being the site of perception and feeling, joy and suffering, and of life itself in all its vulnerability. The voices represented in this collection reflect interdisciplinary methods of interpretation and broadly ecumenical sensibilities, focusing attention on such matters as the revelatory nature of language in general and poetic language in particular, the function of poetry in society, the question of Incarnation and its relation to language and the poetic arts, the kenosis of the Word, and human embodiment in relation to the word 'enfleshed' in poetry.