Faith and Fiction

Faith and Fiction Author Anita Gandolfo
ISBN-10 0275991962
Release 2007
Pages 192
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Examines the current phenomenon of "Christian Literature" from The Da Vinci Code to the Left Behind series to reveal what these trends say about our culture, our faith, and our religious experiences.



Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky Author Rowan Williams
ISBN-10 9781847064257
Release 2008
Pages 290
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Rowan Williams explores the intricacies of speech, fiction, metaphor, and iconography in the works of one of literature's most complex and most misunderstood, authors. Williams' investigation focuses on the four major novels of Dostoevsky's maturity (Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov). He argues that understanding Dostoevsky's style and goals as a writer of fiction is inseparable from understanding his religious commitments. Any reader who enters the rich and insightful world of Williams' Dostoevsky will emerge a more thoughtful and appreciative reader for it.



Faith and Fiction

Faith and Fiction Author Barbara Pell
ISBN-10 9780889206489
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 150
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Is it possible to write an artistically respectable and theoretically convincing religious novel in a non-religious age? Up to now, there has been no substantial application of theological criticism to the works of Hugh MacLennan and Morley Callaghan, the two most important Canadian novelists before 1960. Yet both were religious writers during the period when Canada entered the modern, non-religious era, and both greatly influenced the development of our literature. MacLennan’s journey from Calvinism to Christian existentialism is documented in his essays and seven novels, most fully in The Watch that Ends the Night. Callaghan’s fourteen novels are marked by tensions in his theology of Catholic humanism, with his later novels defining his theological themes in increasingly secular terms. This tension between narrative and metanarrative has produced both the artistic strengths and the moral ambiguities that characterize his work. Faith and Fiction: A Theological Critique of the Narrative Strategies of Hugh MacLennan and Morley Callaghan is a significant contribution to the relatively new field studying the relation between religion and literature in Canada.



The Clown in the Belfry

The Clown in the Belfry Author Frederick Buechner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022268711
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 171
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Essays, sermons, and addresses discuss the Bible from a writers point of view, describing what faith and fiction have in common



Faith and Fiction of Muriel Spark

Faith and Fiction of Muriel Spark Author Ruth Whittaker
ISBN-10 9781349074648
Release 1984-06-18
Pages 168
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Faith and Fiction of Muriel Spark has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Faith and Fiction of Muriel Spark also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Faith and Fiction of Muriel Spark book for free.



Faith Force and Fiction in Medieval Baptismal Debates

Faith  Force and Fiction in Medieval Baptismal Debates Author Marcia L. Colish
ISBN-10 9780813226118
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 384
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Drawing on a wide and interdisciplinary range of sources that goes well beyond the writings of theologians and canonists to include liturgical texts and practices, the rulings of popes and church councils, saints' lives, chronicles, imaginative literature, and poetry, Faith, Fiction and Force in Medieval Baptismal Debates illuminates the emergence and fortunes of these three controversies and the historical contexts that situate their development. Each debate has its own story line, its own turning points, and its own seminal figures whose positions informed its course. The thinkers involved in each case were, and regarded one another as being, members of the orthodox western Christian communion. Thus, another finding of this book is that Christian orthodoxy in the Middle Ages was able to encompass and accept disagreements both wide and deep on a sacrament seen as fundamental to Christian identity, faith and practice.



Caroline Cooney

Caroline Cooney Author Pamela S. Carroll
ISBN-10 0810840685
Release 2001
Pages 129
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Cooney's large body of work for adolescents defies easy classification. She has written award-winning adventure, suspense, romance, family, mystery, and historical fiction, as well as action-driven horror stories and a time-travel trilogy. Her purpose in some books, most notably horror like The Perfume, is just to encourage reluctant readers to enjoy literature. However, in her most serious and artistic books, Cooney relies on a source that is likely to surprise her readers: biblical stories and parables. For example, readers can find the seed of the idea that eventually became Whatever Happened to Janie in the story of King Solomon's wisdom when he was asked to decide which of two women, both of whom claimed to be mother of an infant, should be recognized as the true mother. The parable of the Good Samaritan provides a backdrop in several of Cooney's most successful novels. Cooney's understated use of biblical stories, and the way her Christian faith subtly informs her fiction, are explored in the book. The organization of the text reflects Cooney's major fiction categories: the "Janie" mysteries, romances, catastrophe novels, horror and suspense novels, the time travel trilogy, and her historical fiction. Representative books are discussed in detail within each chapter. Although most of the text is devoted to critical analysis of her literary work, and of the intersection of fiction and faith in her novels, Cooney's biography is also presented within the frame of her life as a single mother of grown children. The influences of her talents as an organist who played regularly for her church, the lessons she has learned from her children when they were teenagers, and life experiences that have led her to consider issues of race and gender, are examples of issues that are discussed. For children's and YA libraries and students of children's literature.



A Stay Against Confusion

A Stay Against Confusion Author Ron Hansen
ISBN-10 9780061978340
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 288
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In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert Frost, "a stay against confusion." It tries to find a harmony and order that we only fleetingly detect beneath the chaos of everyday life, and to point out motivations and causalities in what seem to be random and often meaningless acts. Religion has also functioned in this way for Ron Hansen, and it shares with literature both a reverence for mystery and the use of metaphor to communicate another order that we will never fully perceive or comprehend. In this rich and deeply felt collection of essays, Hansen talks about his novels, his childhood and family, and about such mentors as John Gardner. He explores prayer, stigmata, twentieth-century martyrs, and the Eucharist. A profile of his grandfather, a "tough-as-nails, brook-no-guff Colorado rancher," finds a place alongside a wonderfully informative portrait of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. A brilliant reading of a story by Leo Tolstoy follows an appreciation of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. A surprisingly intimate book, A Stay Against Confusion brings together the literary and religious impulses that inform the life of one of our most gifted fiction writers.



Fact Faith and Fiction in the Development of Science

Fact  Faith and Fiction in the Development of Science Author R. Hooykaas
ISBN-10 9789401592956
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 462
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In this posthumous book, the late Professor R. Hooykaas (1906-1994) conveys a lifetime of historical thought about modes of scientific advance over the centuries. In what variety of ways has the human mind, with all its subjectivity and its capacity for self-deception, but also its piercing gifts of discovery, managed to come to terms with `the whimsical tricks of nature'? Central to this erudite, penetrating, and widely ranging study is Hooykaas's distinction between facts (given by nature yet entirely subject to our mode of interpreting them), faith (broad conceptions like the idea of order, of simplicity, or of harmony), and fictions in the sense of those daring intellectual tools, such as theories and hypotheses and models, which reflect the scientist's creative imagination. Case studies drawn from the history of all branches of science (including chemistry and the earth sciences) and from Antiquity to the present day, serve to widen and to deepen the understanding of every reader (whether a historian of science or not) with a desire to learn more about the realities of the scientific pursuit.



A Refuge of Lies

A Refuge of Lies Author Cesáreo Bandera
ISBN-10 9781628950298
Release 2013-10-01
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Erich Auerbach’s seminal Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature was published more than sixty years ago and is deservedly considered a classic. The book brought into focus the fundamental difference that exists between the two basic approaches to the textual representation of reality in Western culture. These two “styles,” as Auerbach called them, were archetypically displayed in Homer’s poems and in the Old Testament, respectively. Auerbach’s differentiation is the starting point for Bandera’s insightful work, which expands and develops on this theory in several key ways. One of the more significant differences between the two styles transcends and grounds all the others. It concerns the truth of each of the two archetypal texts, or rather, the attitude exhibited in those texts with regard to the truth of what they narrate. Auerbach, Bandera notes, is amazed at the Bible’s “passionate” concern for the truth of what it says—a concern he found absent in Homer. Bandera finds that what the prophet Isaiah called “a refuge of lies” defines Homer’s work. He draws on his own research and René Girard’s theory of the sacred to develop an enhanced perspective of the relationship between these texts.



Faith and Fiction Or Shining Lights in a Dark Generation

Faith and Fiction  Or  Shining Lights in a Dark Generation Author Elizabeth Bennett
ISBN-10 OCLC:830971065
Release 1816
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Faith and fiction

Faith and fiction Author Robert Detweiler
ISBN-10 0802817378
Release 1979
Pages 314
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Faith and Fiction

Faith and Fiction Author Marston Bates
ISBN-10 OCLC:959515116
Release 1967
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Of Fiction and Faith

Of Fiction and Faith Author W. Dale Brown
ISBN-10 9780802843135
Release 1997
Pages 269
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"Conducted over a five-year period by W. Dale Brown, these interviews provide a window into the personal and literary lives of a company of writers whose work continues to defy categorization. These writers talk candidly about their careers, their audiences, their approaches to writing, and their attitudes toward issues of faith. Taken together, the interviews provide a perceptive analysis of contemporary literature and a challenge to the practice of labeling books as "Christian" or "secular."" "The volume also includes photographs, a brief introduction to each of the writers, and a chronological listing of their work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Faith and Fiction

Faith and Fiction Author Benjamin Biebuyck
ISBN-10 3631337604
Release 1998
Pages 253
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Faith and Fiction is a collection of essays which partly stems from the 25th LAUD-Symposium on 'Metaphor and Religion' (University of Duisburg, April 1-5, 1997). It investigates the relationship between religious experience and the use of metaphors and thus explores the tensions between faith and fiction. Herein, special attention is paid to the type of situation in which the confrontation of a community or an individual with religion is not self-evident or even discordant. In order to address the diversity of the problem area, the volume opts for an interdisciplinary approach. Section I analyses 'religious metaphors' from the viewpoint of contemporary linguistics. In section II, the significance of metaphors in a 'meta-religious' discourse is considered. The philosophical dialogue with religion and metaphor is discussed in section III, and the final section submits religious poems to a formal and interpretative examination.



Faith and Fiction Creative Process in Greene and Mauriac

Faith and Fiction   Creative Process in Greene and Mauriac Author Philip Stratford
ISBN-10 OCLC:844534112
Release 1964
Pages 346
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Fact Faith and Fiction

Fact  Faith and Fiction Author Virginia Thompson
ISBN-10 OCLC:32406295
Release 1988
Pages 223
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