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Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Question of Tragedy in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

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What role do novels, drama, and tragedy play within Christian thought and living? The twentieth century Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar addressed these questions using tragic drama. For him, Christ was the true tragic hero of the world who...


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What role do novels, drama, and tragedy play within Christian thought and living? The twentieth century Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar addressed these questions using tragic drama. For him, Christ was the true tragic hero of the world who exceeded all tragic literature and experience. Balthasar demonstrated how ancient, pre-Christian tragedy and Renaissance works contained important Christian concepts, but he critiqued modern novels as failing to be either truly tragic or Christian. By examining the tragic novels of Thomas Hardy on their own terms, we have an important counterpoint to Balthasar's argument that the novel is too prosaic for theological reflection. Hardy's novels are an apt pairing for examination and critique, as they are both classically and biblically influenced, as well as contemporary.The larger implication for Balthasar's theology is that his innovations in theological aesthetics and tragedy must be expanded in the light of modernity and the tragic novel.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 432871
  • Product Code 9780567662590
  • ISBN 0567662594
  • EAN 9780567662590
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Mar 2015
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.356kg

Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor (PhD, University of Cambridge) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pfeiffer University. He recently co-edited a collection of essays, Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory (Ashgate, 2011)

  • Introduction 1. Balthasar And Tragedy 2. Balthasar's Limited Conception Of Tragedy 3. Balthasar's Critique Of The Novel And The Return Of The Native 4. The Mayor Of Casterbridge And Prosaic Reality 5. Tess Of The D'urbervilles And Its Narrator 6. Jude The Obscure And Ignoble Suffering 7. The Place Of The Tragic Novel Within Balthasar's Theology Conclusion Bibliography Index

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