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

Author: William Closson James
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Pbk]. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Closson James
ISBN: 0889202931 9780889202931 0889203679 9780889203679
OCLC Number: 1111711581
Description: xviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Table of Contents for Locations of the Sacred: Essays on Religion, Literature, and Canadian Culture by William Closson James Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Dislocating the Sacred: The Protestant Voice The Protestant Voice A Protestant Trio: Davies, MacLennan, and Laurence Imprisonment and Liberation How Is Canadian Literature "Religious"? The Protestant Principle in English-Canadian Fiction A Tentative Conclusion Chapter 2: Relocating the Sacred: The Human Ground of Transcendence Eternity and Transcendence "Eternity" in Callaghan and MacLennan The Ordinary and the Sacred in Mitchell and Munro Divining the Depths in Davies, Laurence, 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 Sacred: The Canoe Trip The Quest Pattern Stages of the Quest Transformative Quest and Canadian Character The Canoe Trip as Initiation Rite Conclusion Chapter 5: Sacred Death: 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 Sacred: A. M. 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 Sacred: The Ambiguities of Morley Callaghan's Such Is My Beloved Callaghan's "Certain Perceptions" The Two Conflicting Realms The Song of Songs: Love and the Sacred Conclusion: Incarnational Humanism Chapter 8: Sacred Passages: Native Symbols in Atwood and Engel The Female Initiation Pattern Atwood's Surfacing Engel's Bear Conclusion Chapter 9: Nordicity and the Sacred: 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 Road": Aritha van Herk Chapter 10: Mutuality and the Sacred: Joy Kogawa From Divine Abandonment to Human Solidarity Bread and Stones and Names in Obasan From Silence to Communion Conclusion References Index
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