The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art and Culture / Edition 1

The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art and Culture / Edition 1

by David Jasper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405119756

ISBN-13: 9781405119757

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

The Sacred Desert is a reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
  • An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
  • Discusses figures as diverse as Jesus, the early Christian Desert Fathers, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia

Overview

The Sacred Desert is a reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.

  • An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
  • Discusses figures as diverse as Jesus, the early Christian Desert Fathers, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wim Wenders and Jim Crace.
  • Makes connections across millennia of desert literature.
  • Deepens the reader’s understanding of the desert as a real place, as an interior space, and as a textual site,
  • Concludes with comments on the recent conflicts in Iraq.
  • Written in a readable and engaging style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405119757
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by David E. Klemm.

Preface.

List of illustrations.

1. Introduction: Meeting Points.

2. The Bible, Schoenberg, and Heidegger.

3. The Desert Fathers: Wandering and Miracles.

4. Time and Memory, Wind and Space: The Desert and Mysticism.

5. Mysticism and Modernity: Thomas Merton meets Don Cupitt.

6. The Literature of the Desert: Travellers and Poets.

7. The Literature of the Desert: Novelists.

8. Artists: Georgia O'Keefe, Bill Viola and Abstract Expressionism.

9. Films of the Desert: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Wim Wenders, Claire Dennis.

10. Desert Theology and Total Presence: Poets William Blake, T.S. Eliot and Yves Bonnefoy meet Hegel and Altizer.

11. Conclusion: Meeting Point.

Postscript: The Desert and the Recent Wars in Iraq.

Bibliography.

Index

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