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Christian Theology and Tragedy
     

Christian Theology and Tragedy

by Kevin Taylor, Giles Waller
 
Drawing together leading scholars from both theological and literary backgrounds, Christian Theology and Tragedy explores the rich variety of conversations between theology and tragedy. Three main areas are examined:
theological readings of a range of tragic literature, from plays to novels and the Bible itself; how theologians have explored tragedy

Overview

Drawing together leading scholars from both theological and literary backgrounds, Christian Theology and Tragedy explores the rich variety of conversations between theology and tragedy. Three main areas are examined:
theological readings of a range of tragic literature, from plays to novels and the Bible itself; how theologians have explored tragedy theologically; and how theology can interact with various tragic theories. Encompassing a range of perspectives and topics, this book demonstrates how theologians can make productive use of the work of tragedians, tragic theorists and tragic philosophers. Common misconceptions - that tragedy is monolithic, easily definable, or gives straightforward answers to theodicy - are also addressed. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book will appeal to both the theological and literary fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754669401
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Taylor studied theology at Wake Forest University and Princeton Theological Seminary, and received his PhD in Divinity from the University of Cambridge (Peterhouse). Giles Waller's undergraduate degree in Divinity is from the University of Cambridge (Peterhouse), and he began his PhD with Ben Quash at Peterhouse; he is currently supervised by David Ford.

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