Item description for Broken Hallelujah: Nikos Kazantzakis and Christian Theology by Darren J. N. Middleton...
Broken Hallelujah offers a unique perspective on one of the most prolific and celebrated twentieth-century European writers, Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957). Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Kazantzakis's death, author Darren J. N. Middleton looks back on Kazantzakis's life and literary art to suggest that, contrary to popular belief, Kazantzakis and his views actually comport with the ideals of Christianity. As a theologian and ordained Baptist minister, Middleton approaches Kazantzakisas as a broadly sympathetic spiritual seeker rather than the traditional religious villain as he is routinely portrayed. Based on archival work conducted at the Kazantzakis library in Iraklion and at various monasteries on Athos, Middleton finds important connections between Kazantzakis's work and key themes in Eastern Orthodox theology, especially the "hesychastic" and "apophatic" traditions. This book advances modern Greek studies as well as general theological studies by acknowledging and celebrating Kazantzakis's clear if admittedly uneasy alliance with Christianity. Broken Hallelujah is a fascinating text that will interest scholars in Christianity and Literature studies, as well as those thinking through the faith in this era.
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Studio: Lexington Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jan 28, 2007
Publisher Lexington Books
ISBN 0739119273 ISBN13 9780739119273
Availability 81 units. Availability accurate as of May 26, 2017 07:02.
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More About Darren J. N. Middleton
Darren J. N. Middleton (Ph.D. The University of Glasgow, Scotland) is Associate Professor of Literature and Theology at Texas Christian University. He has published five books, including "Broken Hallelujah: Nikos Kazantzakis and Christian Theology" (2007).
Darren J. N. Middleton was born in 1966 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, US.