Material Spirit Paperback

Religion and Literature Intranscendent

by Carl Good; Manuel Asensi;

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Material Spirit

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The essays in this collection examine philosophical, religious, and literary or artistic texts using methodologies and insights that have grown out of reflection on literature and art. In them, the phrase "material spirit" becomes a point of departure for considering the continuing spectral effects of religious texts and concerns in ways that do not simply call for, or assume, new or renewed forms of religiosity. In other words, the writers in this collection seek to examine religion beyond traditional notions of transcendence: religion, for them, is a problem of immanence. Their topics range from early Christian religious practices to global climate change. Within the broader focus on religion, some of the essays explore religious themes or tones in literary texts, for example, works by Wordsworth, Hopkins, Proust, Woolf, and Teresa of Avila. Others approach - in a literary-critical mood - philosophical or para-philosophical writers such as Bataille, Husserl, Derrida, and Benjamin. Still others treat writers of a more explicitly religious orientation, such as Augustine, Rosenzweig, or Bernard of Clairvaux.

Material Spirit by Carl Good; Manuel Asensi was published by Fordham University Press in December 2013. The ISBN for Material Spirit is 9780823255412.

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Details for Material Spirit

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFordham University Press (December 2013)
Number of Pages248
Thickness18 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4244490
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