His Hiding Place is Darkness Paperback

A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics of Divine Absence

by Francis X. Clooney;

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His Hiding Place is Darkness

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"His Hiding Place is Darkness" explores the uncertainties of faith and love in a pluralistic age. In keeping with his conviction that studying multiple religious traditions intensifies rather than attenuates religious devotion, Francis Clooney's latest work of comparative theology seeks a way beyond today's religious and interreligious uncertainty by pairing a fresh reading of the absence of the beloved in the Biblical Song of Songs with a pioneering study of the same theme in the Holy Word of Mouth (9th century CE), a classic of Hindu mystical poetry rarely studied in the West. Remarkably, the pairing of these texts is grounded not in a general theory of religion, but in an engagement with two unexpected sources: the theopoetics, theodramatics, and theology of the 20th-century Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, and the intensely perceived and written poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham. How we read and write on religious matters is transformed by this rare combination of voices in what is surely a unique and important contribution to comparative studies and religious hermeneutics.

His Hiding Place is Darkness by Francis X. Clooney was published by Stanford University Press in December 2013. The ISBN for His Hiding Place is Darkness is 9780804776806.

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Details for His Hiding Place is Darkness

Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherStanford University Press (December 2013)
Number of Pages208
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4263973
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