Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age

Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age

by Roger Lundin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802830773

ISBN-13: 9780802830777

Pub. Date: 02/05/2009

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


In Believing Again Roger Lundin brilliantly explores the cultural consequences of the rather sudden nineteenth-century emergence of unbelief as a widespread social and intellectual option in the English-speaking world. / Lundin's narrative focuses on key poets and novelists from the past two centuries — Dostoevsky, Dickinson, Melville, Auden, and more —…  See more details below

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In Believing Again Roger Lundin brilliantly explores the cultural consequences of the rather sudden nineteenth-century emergence of unbelief as a widespread social and intellectual option in the English-speaking world. / Lundin's narrative focuses on key poets and novelists from the past two centuries — Dostoevsky, Dickinson, Melville, Auden, and more — showing how they portray the modern mind and heart balancing between belief and unbelief. Lundin engages these literary luminaries through chapters on a series of vital subjects, from history and interpretation to beauty and memory. Such theologians as Barth and Balthasar also enter the fray, facing the challenge of modern unbelief with a creative brilliance that has gone largely unnoticed outside the world of faith. Lundin's Believing Again is a beautifully written, erudite examination of the drama and dynamics of belief in the modern world. In Believing Again Roger Lundin brilliantly explores the cultural consequences of the rather sudden nineteenth-century emergence of unbelief as a widespread social and intellectual option in the English-speaking world.

Lundin’s narrative focuses on key poets and novelists from the past two centuries — Dostoevsky, Dickinson, Melville, Auden, and more — showing how they portray the modern mind in tension between faith and doubt. Lundin engages these literary luminaries through chapters on a series of vital subjects, from history and interpretation to beauty and memory. Such theologians as Barth and Balthasar also enter the discussion, facing the challenge of modern unbelief with a creative brilliance that has gone largely unnoticed outside the world of faith. Lundin’s Believing Again is a beautifully written, erudite examination of the drama and dynamics of belief in the modern world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802830777
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/05/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,411,779
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 History 15

2 Science 61

3 Belief 100

4 Interpretation 135

5 Reading 172

6 Beauty 211

7 Story 237

Conclusion: Memory 264

Index 284

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