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Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

Gregory C. Stallings, Manuel Asensi, and Carl Good

Abstract

This book examines philosophical, religious, and literary or artistic texts using methodologies and insights that have grown out of reflection on literature and art. In them, the phrase “material spirit” becomes a point of departure for considering the continuing spectral effects of religious texts and concerns in ways that do not simply call for, or assume, new or renewed forms of religiosity. In other words, the chapters here seek to examine religion beyond traditional notions of transcendence: religion, for them, is a problem of immanence. Their topics range from early Christian religious p ... More

Keywords: material spirit, religiosity, transcendence, immanence, literary criticism, global climate change, Christian religious practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823255405
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823255405.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory C. Stallings, editor
Brigham Young University

Manuel Asensi, editor
University of Valencia

Carl Good, editor

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