Through a Glass Darkly: Essays in the Religious Imagination
These essays, interdisciplinary in their approach, demonstrate the variegation of the religious imagination from the broadest historical and denominational scope. By examining the works of philosophers and theologians, of poets, painters, and novelists - from Saint Mark to Jacques Derrida and from Erasmus, Loyola, and Milton to Rouault and to Andrew Greeley - the essayists seek to answer the question Jesus posed to His disciples: "Who do you say that I am?" and to anticipate the equally contentious query: "How do you say who I am?"
The essays together explore the religious imagination through the question of transcendence, using both the age-old Christian imagination and the contemporary world wherein the divisions between religious cultures are less fixed, an age of imaginative permeability where the absence of God is as present as the presence of God.
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An Early Renaissance Guide for the Perplexed Bernardino of Sienas De inspirationibus
Between Earth and Heaven Ignatian Imagination and the Aesthetics of Liberation
Erasmus Education and Folly
Blind Prophecy Miltons Figurative Mode in Paradise Lost and in Some Minor Poems
A Lesson in Reading George Eliot and the Typological Imagination
Rouault and the Catholic Revival in France
A Life of Allegory Type and Pattern in Historical Narratives
A View from the Far Side
The Tyranny of the Secular Imagination
Religious Polyphony in the Novels of Nuruddin Farah
The Social and Political Vision of Sri Aurobindo
Feminist Providence Esther Vashti and the Duty of Disobedience in NineteenthCentury Hermeneutics
The Buddhist Imagination in Chinese Fiction
Behind the Curtain Derrida and the Religious Imagination
INTO THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
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