An Unexpected Light: Theology and Witness in the Poetry and Thought of Charles Williams, Micheal O'Siadhail, and Geoffrey Hill

An Unexpected Light: Theology and Witness in the Poetry and Thought of Charles Williams, Micheal O'Siadhail, and Geoffrey Hill

by David C. Mahan, Ben Quash

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ISBN-13: 9781630876968
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Princeton Theological Monograph Series , #103
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Mahan is the President and Director of the Rivendell Institute at Yale University, where he has served as a campus minister since 1987. He received his Master's degree in religion and literature from Yale Divinity School and completed his Ph.D. in divinity at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Permissions xi

Foreword Ben Quash xiii

1 Introduction: "Can Poetry Matter" [to Christian Theology]? 1

2 "From the Exposition of Grace to the Place of Images": Incarnational Witness and "the Way of Images" in Charles Williams' Arthuriad 25

3 Poetry as Remembrance: The Poetics of Testimony and Historical Redress in Micheal O'Siadhail's The Gossamer Wall 89

4 Geoffrey Hill's "Pitch of Attention" and "Poetic Kenosis" in The Triumph of Love 141

5 Conclusion 199

Bibliography 223

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