'What is Truth?': Towards a Theological Poetics [NOOK Book]

Overview

In a culture where institutional religion is in decline there is a pressing need for new theological strategies. Andrew Shanks argues for a fresh 'theological poetics', providing an eloquent first step towards meeting these needs and an alternative strategy for reconciling Christian theology with poetic truth.
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'What is Truth?': Towards a Theological Poetics

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Overview

In a culture where institutional religion is in decline there is a pressing need for new theological strategies. Andrew Shanks argues for a fresh 'theological poetics', providing an eloquent first step towards meeting these needs and an alternative strategy for reconciling Christian theology with poetic truth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136405488
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Andrew Shanks is a Church of England priest in North yorkshire. He is the author of God and Modernity (Routledge, 2000), Civil Society, Civil Religion (Blackwell, 1995) and Hegel's Political Economy (Cambridge University Press, 1991).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Pt. I First principles 1
1 Faith: poetry versus metaphysical opinion 3
2 Confessions of a traitorous clerc 7
3 The 'pathos of shakenness': its three defining marks 13
4 'Mythic theology' 25
Pt. II Case studies 39
5 The heritage of Amos 41
6 A shaken sacramentalism: Holderlin and Blake 66
7 Blake: shakenness in confrontational form 76
8 Holderlin: towards releasement 95
9 'After Auschwitz': the case of Nelly Sachs 118
Pt. III Conclusion 137
10 Incredulity and liturgy 139
11 Envoi 146
App. 1 Albion versus Leviathan 150
App. 2 Salvation history and romanticism 156
Notes 168
Index 193
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