Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent by Manuel AsensiMaterial Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent by Manuel Asensi

Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

byManuel Asensi, Carl GoodEditorGregory C. Stallings

Paperback | December 2, 2013

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The essays in this collection examine philosophical, religious, and literary or artistic texts using methodologies and insights that have grown out of reflection on literature and art. In them, them phrase "material spirit" becomes a point of departure for considering the continuing spectraleffects of religious texts and concerns in ways that do not simply call for, or assume, new orrenewed forms of religiosity.The writers in this collection seek to examine religion beyond traditional notions of transcendence: Their topics range from early Christian religious practices to global climate change. Some of the essays explore religious themes or tones in literary texts, for example, works by Wordsworth,Hopkins, Proust, Woolf, and Teresa of Avila. Others approach - in a literarycritical mood - philosophical or para-philosophical writers such as Bataille, Husserl, Derrida, and Benjamin. Still others treat writers of a more explicitly religious orientation, such as Augustine, Rosenzweig, or Bernardof Clairvaux.
Gregory Stallings is Associate Professor of Spanish at Brigham Young University. Manuel Asensi is Professor of Literary Theory at the University of Valencia. Carl Good is a translator and serves as co editor of the Journal Discourse.
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Title:Material Spirit: Religion and Literature IntranscendentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 2, 2013Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823255417

ISBN - 13:9780823255412

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"The contributions to Material Spirit are original, compelling, and beautifully interwoven. Together, they carve out a space that is neither religious nor not-religious, avoiding the dangers of unreconstructed immanence on the one hand and escapist transcendence on the other."