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This volume is a collection of essays that explains how literature, philosophy and theology have explored the role of wonder in our lives, particularly through poetry. Wonder has been an object of fascination for these disciplines from the Greek antiquity onwards, yet the connections between their views on the subject are often ignored in subject specific studies. The book is divided into three parts: Part I opens the conversation on wonder in philosophy, Part II is given to theology and Part III to literary perspectives. An international set of contributors, including poets as well as scholars, have produced a study that looks beyond traditional chronological, geographical and disciplinary boundaries, both within the individual essays themselves and in respect to one another. The volume's wide historical framework is punctuated by four poems by contemporary poets on the theme of wonder. An unconventional foray into one of the best-known themes of the European tradition, this book will be of great interest to scholars of literature, theology and philosophy.
|Publication date:||8th August 2019|
|Author:||Francesca Bugliani (UCL, UK) Knox|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Theology, Literary studies: poetry & poets, Philosophy,|
Francesca Bugliani Knox is Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL and Research Fellow at Roehampton University, both in the UK. Her publications include translations into Italian as well as several books and articles on various aspects of English and Italian literature from the Renaissance to the present, including The Eye of the Eagle: John Donne and the Legacy of Ignatius Loyola (2011). She is the editor, with David Lonsdale, of Poetry and the Religious Imagination (2015) and, with John Took, of Poetry and Prayer (2016). She is also the editor of Ronald Knox. A Man for All Seasons (2017). Jennifer Reek has a PhD ...More About Francesca Bugliani (UCL, UK) Knox