Wagner's Parsifal: An Appreciation in the Light of His Theological Journey

Wagner's Parsifal: An Appreciation in the Light of His Theological Journey

by Richard H. Bell

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ISBN-13: 9781630870010
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Series: Veritas , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Richard Bell is Professor of Theology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He studied theoretical physics at University College London and theology at Oxford and Tübingen. He is author of Provoked to Jealousy (1994), No One Seeks for God (1998), The Irrevocable Call of God (2005), and Deliver us from Evil (2007).

Table of Contents

List of Musical Examples ix

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Abbreviations xvii

1 How Can Wagner Inform the Christian Theologian? 1

2 Background to Parsifal I: Development of Wagner's Thought 16

3 Background to Parsifal II: Wagner's Development of the Drama 44

4 The Dramatic Outline of Parsifal 66

5 Encounter with "Christ" in Parsifal 85

6 Theological Reflections I: Christology and Atonement 111

7 Theological Reflections II: Sin, Sex, and Suffering 135

8 Theological Reflections III: Predestination, Free Will, Conversion, and Denial of the Will 164

9 Theological Reflections IV: Parsifal, Judaism, and the Jewish People 181

10 Theological Reflections V: To What Extent is Parsifal a Christian Work? 223

11 Revealing the World and the Divine through Parsifal 273

12 Wagner in the Pew and Pulpit 313

Bibliography 321

Index of Authors 339

Index of Biblical Texts 345

Index of Wagner's Works 349

Index of Subjects and Names 354

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