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The atheistic imagination : a challenge for Jews, Christians and Muslims

Author: Patrick J Ryan; Daniel F Polish; Amir Hussain
Publisher: New York : Fordham University, ©2012.
Series: Annual spring McGinley lecture, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"I want to reflect on the work of three ... writers of imaginative fiction in English, all of them living, each of them directly reacting against the faith of his fathers--and against the faith of their mothers as well. Those three writers are the American, Philip Roth, the Irishman, Colm Tóibín, and the British Indian, Salman Rushdie. All at one time or another have outraged their former co-religionists. I wish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Philip Roth; Colm Tóibín; Salman Rushdie; Philip Roth; Salman Rushdie; Colm Tóibín
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Ryan; Daniel F Polish; Amir Hussain
OCLC Number: 803924231
Notes: "24 April 2012, Lincoln Center Campus; 25 April 2012, Rose Hill Campus."
Description: 40 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The atheistic imagination: a challenge for Jews, Christians and Muslims / Patrick J. Ryan --
The atheistic imagination: a Jewish response / Daniel F. Polish --
The atheistic imagination: a Muslim response / Amir Hussain.
Series Title: Annual spring McGinley lecture, 2012
Responsibility: Patrick J. Ryan ; respondents, Daniel F. Polish, Amir Hussain.

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"I want to reflect on the work of three ... writers of imaginative fiction in English, all of them living, each of them directly reacting against the faith of his fathers--and against the faith of their mothers as well. Those three writers are the American, Philip Roth, the Irishman, Colm Tóibín, and the British Indian, Salman Rushdie. All at one time or another have outraged their former co-religionists. I wish to examine some of the writings of each of these contemporary writings to see what they criticize about their ancestral faith, and to interrogate what people of Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith might learn from these critiques."--Page 2.

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