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My bright abyss : meditation of a modern believer

Author: Christian Wiman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Composed in the difficult years since [having written a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death] and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, [this book] is a ... meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might feel like"--Dust jacket flap.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Wiman
ISBN: 9780374216788 0374216789 9780374534370 0374534373
OCLC Number: 795174378
Description: x, 182 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: My bright abyss --
Sorrow's flower --
Tender interior --
God's truth is life --
O thou mastering light --
Dear oblivion --
Hive of nerves --
God is not beyond --
Varieties of quiet --
Mortify our wolves --
Million little oblivions.
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"Composed in the difficult years since [having written a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death] and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, [this book] is a ... meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might feel like"--Dust jacket flap.

Seven years ago, Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. Now he presents a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith-- responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition-- might look like. How do we answer this "burn of being"? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our lives-- and for our deaths-- if we acknowledge the "insistent, persistent ghost" that some of us call God?

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