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Through a Glass Darkly Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory by Dr. Holly Faith Nelson
  

Through a Glass Darkly Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory

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Through a Glass Darkly Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory by Dr. Holly Faith Nelson

Suffering, the sacred, and the sublime are concepts that often surface in humanities research in an attempt to come to terms with what is challenging, troubling or impossible to represent. These intersecting concepts are used to mediate the gap between the spoken and the unspeakable, between experience and language, between body and spirit, between the immanent and the transcendent, and between the human and the divine. The twenty-five essays in Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory, written by international scholars working in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, and history, address the ways in which literature and theory have engaged with these three concepts and related concerns. The contributors analyze literary and theoretical texts from the medieval period to the postmodern age, from the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, and Herbert to those of Endo Shusaku, Alice Munro, Annie Dillard, Emmanuel Levinas, and Slavoj A iA3/4ek. This book will be of particular interest to scholars of religion and literature, philosophy and literature, aesthetic theory, and trauma studies.

About the Author

Holly Faith Nelson , associate professor of English at Trinity Western University, has co-edited The Broadview Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose , Of Paradise and Light , Eikon Basilike , and James Hogg and the Literary Marketplace . Lynn R. Szabo is an associate professor and chair of the English Department at Trinity Western University where she teaches American literature and creative writing. She has written extensively on Thomas Merton and is the editor of In the Dark before Dawn: New Selected Poems of Thomas Merton . Jens Zimmermann , professor of English at Trinity Western University and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Culture, and Interpretation, is the author of Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational-Trinitarian Approach to Interpretation, The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education (with Norman Klassen), and Theologische Hermeneutik .

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Publication date

9th June 2010

Author

Dr. Holly Faith Nelson

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Publisher

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Anthologies (non-poetry)
Christianity

ISBN

9781554583058

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