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Thomas S.J. Michel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228119

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228119.001.0001

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The Genius and the Wisdom of Harold Bloom

The Genius and the Wisdom of Harold Bloom

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(p.83) The Genius and the Wisdom of Harold Bloom
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Friends on the Way
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Peter Du Brul, S.J.

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0007

This chapter discusses the wisdom and genius of contemporary Jewish writer Harold Bloom. It explains that Bloom could provide a much-needed balance for Jewish–Christian dialogue because such a dialogue is not just about religion but about life. It suggests that reading Bloom's represent a shared experience of reading and writing. This chapter also examines Bloom's theological beliefs and some of his most notable works which include The Western Canon, Genius, and Where Can Wisdom Be Found?

Keywords:   Harold Bloom, Jewish writer, Jewish–Christian dialogue, theological beliefs

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