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Flannery O'connor and the Christ-Haunted South

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Flannery ObConnor was only the second twentieth-century writer (after William Faulkner) to have her work collected for the Library of America, the definitive edition of American authors. Forty years after her death, ObConnorbs fiction still retains its original power and...


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Flannery ObConnor was only the second twentieth-century writer (after William Faulkner) to have her work collected for the Library of America, the definitive edition of American authors. Forty years after her death, ObConnorbs fiction still retains its original power and pertinence. For those who know nothing of ObConnor and her work, this new study by Ralph C. Wood offers one of the finest introductions available. For those looking to deepen their appreciation of this literary icon, it breaks important new ground.^Unique to Woodbs approach is his concern to show how ObConnorbs stories, novels, and essays impinge on Americabs cultural and ecclesial condition. He uses ObConnorbs work as a window onto its own regional and religious ethos. Indeed, he argues here that ObConnorbs fiction has lasting, even universal, significance precisely because it is rooted in the confessional witness of her Roman Catholicism and in the Christ-haunted character of the American South.^According to Wood, it is this ObConnor -- the believer and the Southerner -- who helps us at once to confront the hardest cultural questions and to propose the profoundest religious answers to them. His book is thus far more than a critical analysis of ObConnorbs writing; in fact, it is principally devoted to cultural and theological criticism by way of ObConnorbs searing insights into our time and place. ^These are some of the engaging moral and religious questions that Wood explores: the role of religious fundamentalism in American culture and in relation to both Protestant liberalism and Roman Catholicism; the practice of racial slavery and its continuing legacy in the literature and religion of the South; thedebate over Southern identity, especially whether it is a culture rooted in ancient or modern values; the place of preaching and the sacraments in secular society and dying Christendom; and the lure of nihilism in contemporary Amer
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Flannery O'Connor's work presents us with a window into the regional & religious ethos of the American South. Wood offers both a critical analysis of her work & a cultural & theological criticism by way of O'Connor's insights into the time & place that is the Southern States.
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Wood argues that O'Connor's fiction has lasting, indeed universal, significance precisely because it is rooted in the confessional witness of her Roman Catholicism and in the Christ-haunted character of the American South.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 210631
  • Product Code 0802821170
  • EAN 9780802821171
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date May 2004
  • Dimensions 235 x 165 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.612kg

Ralph C Wood

Ralph C. Wood (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He serves as an editor-at-large for the Christian Century and as a member of the editorial board for the Flannery O'Connor Review.
His books include The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Comic Vision in Four American Novelists, The Gospel according to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth, Contending for the Faith: The Church's Engagement with Culture, Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South, and most recently Preaching and Professing: Sermons by a Teacher Seeking to Proclaim the Gospel .


His latest award is the Mary Ann Remick Visiting Fellowship, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame, where he is writing a book on G. K. Chesterton's Aesthetics and P. D. James's mystery novels during the academic year 2007-2008.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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