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Locations of the sacred : essays on religion, literature, and Canadian culture

Author: William C James
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1998.
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In ten essays, James (Queen's U., Kingston) examines various derivations of the sacred in contemporary Canadian culture. Most of the essays focus on the religious aspects of modern Canadian English fiction including the fiction of Hugh MacLennan, Morley Callaghan, Margaret Atwood, and Joy Kogawa.
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
James, William Closson.
Locations of the sacred.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William C James
ISBN: 0585261873 9780585261874 9780889202931 0889202931 0889207577 9780889207578 1280925043 9781280925047
OCLC Number: 45731052
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 270 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
CHAPTER 1 Dislocating the Sacred58; The Protestant Voice --
The Protestant Voice --
A Protestant Trio58; Davies44; MacLennan44; and Laurence --
Imprisonment and Liberation --
How Is Canadian Literature 34;Religious34;63; --
The Protestant Principle in English45;Canadian Fiction --
A Tentative Conclusion --
CHAPTER 2 Relocating the Sacred58; The Human Ground of Transcendence --
Eternity and Transcendence --
34;Eternity34; in Callaghan and MacLennan --
The Ordinary and the Sacred in Mitchell and Munro --
Divining the Depths in Davies44; Laurence44; and Atwood --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER 3 Nature as the Locale of the Sacred --
Native and Christian Attitudes --
Some Typical Canadian Views --
Geography over History --
A New Direction --
CHAPTER 4 In Quest of the Sacred58; The Canoe Trip --
The Quest Pattern --
States of the Quest --
Transformative Quest and Canadian Character --
The Canoe Trip as Initiation Rite --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER 5 Sacred Death58; The Belcher Islands Massacre --
Introduction --
Geographical and Religious Backgrounds --
Narrative of the Events --
The Contemporary Reaction to the Murders --
Analysis --
A Personal Epilogue --
CHAPTER 6 Theodicy and the Sacred58; A46; M46; Klein and Hugh MacLennan --
Parallel Dislocations --
The Second Scroll as Theodicy --
The Watch that Ends the Night and Selfhood --
The Everyman and the Self --
Chaos into Cosmos --
CHAPTER 7 Love and the Sacred58; The Ambiguities of Morley Callaghan39;s Such Is My Beloved --
Callaghan39;s 34;Certain Perceptions34; --
The Two Conflicting Realms --
The Song of Songs58; Love and the Sacred --
Conclusion58; Incarnational Humanism --
CHAPTER 8 Sacred Passages58; Native Symbols in Atwood and Engel --
The Female Initiation Pattern --
Atwood39;s Surfacing --
Engel39;s Bear --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER 9 Nordicity and the Sacred58; The Journeys of Thomas York and Aritha van Herk --
The Fugitive --
The Spiritual Quest --
The Return to the South in Desireless --
No End to This Road34;58; Aritha van Herk --
CHAPTER 10 Mutuality and the Sacred58; Joy Kogawa --
From Divine Abandonment to Human Solidarity --
Bread and Stones and Names in Obasan --
From Silence to Communion --
Conclusion --
References --
Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
Y --
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In ten essays, James (Queen's U., Kingston) examines various derivations of the sacred in contemporary Canadian culture. Most of the essays focus on the religious aspects of modern Canadian English fiction including the fiction of Hugh MacLennan, Morley Callaghan, Margaret Atwood, and Joy Kogawa.

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