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Circuitous Journeys : Modern Spiritual Autobiography.

Author: David Leigh
Publisher: Bronx : Fordham University Press, 1999.
Series: Religion & Literature, No 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Circuitous Journeys: Modern Spiritual Autobiography provides a close reading and analysis of ten major life stories by twentieth-century leaders and thinkers from a variety of religious and cultural traditions: Mohandas Gandhi, Black Elk, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, C.S. Lewis, Malcolm X, Paul Cowan, Rigoberta Menchu, Dan Wakefield, and Nelson Mandela. The book uses approaches from literary criticism, developmental  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leigh, David.
Circuitous Journeys : Modern Spiritual Autobiography.
Bronx : Fordham University Press, ©1999
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Leigh
ISBN: 9780823219957 082321995X 058541680X 9780585416809 0823219933 9780823219933 0823237451 9780823237456
OCLC Number: 727645693
Description: 1 online resource (379 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1 Thomas Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain; 2 Dorothy Day's The Long Loneliness; 3 The Psychology of Conversion in G.K. Chesteron and C.S. Lewis; 4 The Dual Plot of Gandhi's An Autobiography; 5 Malcolm X and the Black Muslim Search for the Ultimate; 6 Black Elk Speaks: A Century Later; 7 The Remaking of an American Jew: Paul Cowan's An Orphan in History; 8 I, Rigoberta Menchú: The Plotting of Liberation; 9 Dan Wakefield's Returning; 10 Retraveling the Century: Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom.
Series Title: Religion & Literature, No 2.

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Circuitous Journeys: Modern Spiritual Autobiography provides a close reading and analysis of ten major life stories by twentieth-century leaders and thinkers from a variety of religious and cultural traditions: Mohandas Gandhi, Black Elk, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, C.S. Lewis, Malcolm X, Paul Cowan, Rigoberta Menchu, Dan Wakefield, and Nelson Mandela. The book uses approaches from literary criticism, developmental psychology (influenced by Erik Erikson, James Fowler, and Carol Gilligan), and spirituality (influenced by John S. Donne, Emile Griffin, Walter Conn, and Bernard Lonergan). Each te.

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