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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Wilder, Amos N. (Amos Niven), 1895-1993.
Theology and modern literature.
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1958
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Amos N Wilder
|Description:||145 pages 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Religious dimensions in modern literature. Christianity and the arts: The historic divorce ; The Christian idealist tradition ; Literature and the modern crisis ; Theology and literary criticism --
The Church and the modern arts. Bridging the gulf ; Victorian idealism and symbolic realism ; The scandal of the modern arts --
Theology and aesthetic judgment. "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" ; Romantic views of the King James version ; The pleas for a Christian discrimination ; A "Christian" aesthetic? --
The cross: Social trauma or redemption. Christ and the psychologists ; A modern Lucretius ; Jeffers' Dear Judas --
Faulkner and vestigial moralities. Religious folkways and the agnostic ; The sound and the fury ; Grace and its disguises.
|Series Title:||William Belden Noble lectures, 1956.|
Table of Contents:
Foreword 1 I. Religious Dimensions in Modern Literature 12 1. Christianity and the Arts: The Historic Divorce 14 2. The Christian Idealist Tradition 17 3. Literature and the Modern Crisis 22 4. Theology and Literary Criticism 27 II. The Church and the Modern Arts 38 1. Bridging the Gulf 39 2. Victorian Idealism and Symbolic Realism 46 3. The Scandal of the Modern Arts 55 III. Theology and Aesthetic Judgment 62 1. “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” 70 2. Roman Views of the King James Version 74 3. The Plea for a Christian Discrimination 79 4. A “Christian” Aesthetic? 84 IV. The Cross: Social Trauma or Redemption 92 1. Christ and the Psychologists 93 2. A Modern Lucretius 96 3. Jeffers’ “Dear Judas” 102 V. Faulkner and Vestigial Moralities 112 1. Religious Folkways and the Agnostic 113 2. “The Sound and the Fury” 119 3. Grace and Its Disguises 128 Notes 133 Index 141