The Language of Poetry as a Form of Prayer: The Theo-poetic Aesthetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins (New ed.)

The Language of Poetry as a Form of Prayer: The Theo-poetic Aesthetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins (New ed.)

By: Francis X. McAloon (author), Sandra Schneiders (foreword_author)Hardback

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Description

Grounded in the investigative tools of interpretation theory, theo-poetic aesthetics, and literary criticism, this book proposes and employs an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis of poetic prayer tests, focusing upon the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Interspersed throughout the text are brief interchapters, which offer practical illustrations of the sort of transformative reading this work proposes.

About Author

Francis X. McAloon, S.J., received his Ph.D. in the academic discipline of Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Dr. McAloon is currently Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

Contents

Foreword by Sandra M. Schneiders, Professor Emerita; Acknowledgements; 1. Prayer, Poetry, and the Academic Discipline; Interchapter A: Praying with Poetry, A Spiritual Direction Case Study; 2. Paul Ricoeur's Theory of Interpretation; Interchapter B: The World of the Poetic Prayer Text; 3. Hopkins' Theo-Poetic Aesthetics; Interchapter C: The World behind the Poetic Prayer Text; 4. New Historicism and Literary Criticism; Interchapter D: The World before the Poetic Prayer Text; 5. Conclusion: Poetry and Prayer; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773450226
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9780773450226
  • ISBN10: 077345022X
  • edition: New ed.

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