Theology and Literature After Postmodernity
:This volume deploys theology in a reconstructive approach to contemporary literary criticism, to validate and exemplify theological readings of literary texts as a creative exercise. It engages in a dialogue with interdisciplinary approaches to literature in which theology is alert...
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:This volume deploys theology in a reconstructive approach to contemporary literary criticism, to validate and exemplify theological readings of literary texts as a creative exercise. It engages in a dialogue with interdisciplinary approaches to literature in which theology is alert and responsive to the challenges following postmodernism and postmodern literary criticism. It demonstrates the scope and explanatory power of theological readings across various texts and literary genres. Theology and Literature after Postmodernity explores a reconstructive approach to reading and literary study in the university setting, with contributions from interdisciplinary scholars worldwide.
Alison Milbank (Ph.D., University of Lancaster) lectures as Associate Professor in Literature and Theology at the University of Nottingham, UK. She was formerly John Rylands Research Institute Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK, and taught at the Universities of Cambridge, UK, Middlesex, UK, and Virginia, USA. Dr Milbank has written the author of authoritative book Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Peter Hampson is Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, UK
- :table Of Contentsforeword<i>stanley Hauerwas, Duke University, Usa</i>introduction: Hospitable Conversations In Theology And Literature: Re-opening A Space To Be Human <i>the Editors</i>part One: Pedagogy1. Religion, History, And Faithful Reading<i>susannah Brietz Monta, University Of Notre Dame, Usa</i>2. Theology, Literature And Prayer: A Pedagogical Suggestion<i>vittorio Montemaggi, University Of Notre Dame, Us</i> 3. Bleak Liturgies: R. S. Thomas And 'changes Not To His Liking'<i>hester Jones, University Of Bristol, Uk</i>part Two: Theological And Literary Reconstructions4. Belief And Imagination<i>graham Ward, Christ Church, University Of Oxford, Uk</i>5. Literary Apologetics Beyond Postmodernism: Duality And Death In Philip Pullman And J.k. Rowling<i>alison Milbank, University Of Nottingham, Uk</i>6. Cusa: A Pre-modern Postmodern Reader Of Shakespeare<i>johannes Hoff, Heythrop College, Uk And Peter Hampson, Blackfriars Hall, Uk</i>7.'the One Life Within Us And Abroad': Pathetic Fallacy Reconsidered <i>gavin Hopps, University Of St Andrews, Uk </i>8. Love Among The Ruins: Hermeneutics Of Theology And Literature In The University After The 20th Century<i>jeffrey Keuss, Seattle Pacific University, Usa</i>9. 'thrashing Between Exoneration And Excoriation: Creating Narratives In We Need To Talk About Kevin<i>zoë Lehmann Imfeld, University Of Bern, Switzerland</i>10. The Shakespeare Music: Eliot And Von Balthasar On Shakespeare's 'romances' And The 'ultra-dramatic'<i>aaron Riches, Instituto De Teología Lumen Gentium, Instituto De Filosofía Edith Stein, Spain</i>11. Fictioning Things: Gift And Narrative<i>john Milbank, University Of Nottingham, Uk</i>12. Language, Reality And Desire In Augustine's De Doctrina<i>rowan Williams, Magdalene College, University Of Cambridge, Uk</i>index