Augustine and Literature

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Robert Peter Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth, John Doody
Lexington Books, 2006 - 414 páginas
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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The Weight of Love Augustinian Metaphors of Movement in Dantes Souls
13
Se ponne pisne Wealsteal Wise Gepohte An Augustinian Reading of the Early English Meditation the Wanderer
35
Theres a Divinity That Shapes Our Ends An Augustinian Reading of Hamlet
61
St Augustine and the Metaphysical Poets
95
Eloquence for the Age of Enlightenment Fenelons St Augustine
115
Justifying the Ways of God and Man Theodicy in Augustine and Milton
137
The Senescence of the World Augustines Idea of History and Ibsens Emperor and Galilean
155
Descend That You May Ascend Augustine Dostoevsky and the Confessions of Ivan Karamazov
177
Feminine Wisdom in Augustine and Goethes Faust
269
13 Faulkners Augustinian Sense of Time
285
Augustinian Physicality and the Rhetoric of the Grotesque in the Art of Flannery OConnor
299
Marking the Frontiers of World War II with Stabilized Disorder Rebecca West Reads St Augustine
325
Confessional Ethics in Augustine and Ralph Ellison
341
Bibliography
359
Augustines Works Index
381
Author Index
389

Eat Me Drink Me Love Me Eucharist and the Erotic Body In Christina Rossettis Goblin Market
213
Words Those Precious Cups of Meaning Augustines influence on the Thought and Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ
231
A Season in Hell or the Confessions of Arthur Rimbaud
253

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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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