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Reading spiritualities : constructing and representing the sacred

Author: Dawn Llewellyn; Deborah F Sawyer
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
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The phenomenon of "sacred text" has undergone radical deconstruction in recent times, reflecting how religion has broken out of its traditional definitions and practices, and how current literary theories have influenced texts inside the religious domain and beyond. Reading Spiritualities presents both commentary and vivid examples of this evolution, engaging with a variety of reading practices that work with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reading spiritualities.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2008020259
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Llewellyn; Deborah F Sawyer
ISBN: 9780754692942 0754692949
OCLC Number: 503445684
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 240 pages)
Contents: Contents: Introduction, Deborah F. Sawyer and Dawn Llewellyn; Part I Spiritual Journeys: Spiritual journeys, Dawn Llewellyn; 'Getting a/cross God': an interview with MichAle Roberts, MichAle Roberts, Dawn Llewellyn and Deborah F. Sawyer; The sacred in Caribbean literature: a theological conversation, Michael N. Jagessar; Dramatic improvisation: a jazz inspired approach to undertaking theology with the marginalized, Anthony G. Reddie. Part II Authority: Authority, Dawn Llewellyn; 'Gendering the spirit': reading women's spiritualities with a comparative mirror, Ursula King; Our sacred texts: literature, theology and feminism, Heather Walton; The desire for interactivity and the emerging texts of the blogosphere, Katharine Sarah Moody. Part III Readers and Texts: Readers and texts, Deborah F. Sawyer; Spiritual themes and identities in chicana texts: the Virgin of Guadeloupe as a role model for womanhood, MarA-a Antonia Aulvarez; Bihishti Zewar: a text for respectable women?, Raana Bokhari; Forming community in the 3rd wave: literary texts and women's spiritualities, Dawn Llewellyn. Part IV Accessing the Spiritual: Accessing the spiritual, Deborah F. Sawyer; Solomon's narrative: architecture, text and the sacred, Ozayr Saloojee; Reading texts, watching texts: mythopoesis on neopagan websites, Maria Beatrice Bittarello; Word and image: Burgess, Zeferelli and Jesus the Man of Nazareth, Graham Holderness; Do not hide your face from me: the sacred and profane body in art and modern literature, David Jasper; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Dawn Llewellyn, Deborah F. Sawyer.

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