Item description for Augustine and Literature (Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation) by Robert P. Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth & John Doody...
Overview The influence of Christianity on literature has been great throughout history, as has been the influence of the great Christian, Augustine. Augustine and Literature considers the influence of Augustine on the theory and practice of an academic discipline of which he himself was not a practitioner-literature, especially poetry and fiction. The essays in this volume explore the many influences of Augustine on literature, most obviously in terms of themes and symbols, but also more pervasively perhaps in proving that literature strives for meaning through and beyond the fictional or metaphorical surface. The authors discussed in these essays, from Dante and Milton to O'Connor and Faulkner, all demonstrate a common concern that literature must be attentive to the highest things and the deepest journeys of the soul. Together these essays offer a compelling argument that literature and Augustine do belong together in the common task of guiding the soul toward the truth it desires.
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Studio: Lexington Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.25" Height: 1.49" Weight: 1.68 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Lexington Books
ISBN 0739109138 ISBN13 9780739109137
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More About Robert P. Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth & John Doody
Robert P. Kennedy is Chair of the Religious Studies Department at St. Francis Xavier University. Kim Paffenroth is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College. John Doody is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Villanova University.
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