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The Resource Cathedrals of bone : the role of the body in contemporary Catholic literature, John C. Waldmeir

Cathedrals of bone : the role of the body in contemporary Catholic literature, John C. Waldmeir

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Cathedrals of bone : the role of the body in contemporary Catholic literature
Title
Cathedrals of bone
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the role of the body in contemporary Catholic literature
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John C. Waldmeir
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Language
eng
Summary
"The metaphor of the Church as a "body" has shaped Catholic thinking since the Second Vatican Council. Its influence on theological inquiries into Catholic nature and practice is well-known; less obvious is the way it has shaped a generation of Catholic imaginative writers. This is the first full-length study of a cohort of Catholic authors whose art takes seriously the themes of the Council: from novelists such as Mary Gordon, Ron Hansen, Louise Erdrich, and J.F. Powers, to poets such as Annie Dillard, Mary Karr, Lucia Perillo, and Anne Carson, to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Each of these writers encourages readers to think about the human body as a site--perhaps the most important site--of interaction between God and human beings. Although they represent the body in different ways, these late-twentieth-century Catholic artists share a sense of its inherent value. Moreover, they use ideas and terminology from the rich tradition of Catholic sacramentality, especially as it was articulated in the documents of Vatican II, to describe that value. In this way they challenge the Church to take its own tradition seriously and to reconsider its relationship to a relatively recent apologetics that has emphasized a narrow view of human reason and a rigid sense of orthodoxy."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Cathedrals of bone : the role of the body in contemporary Catholic literature, John C. Waldmeir
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Cathedrals of bone : the role of the body in contemporary Catholic literature, John C. Waldmeir
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x0bn7
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The body, flesh and bone
  • Discovering the body: Catholic literature after Vatican II
  • Writing and the Catholic body: Mary Gordon's art
  • Preserving the body: Annie Dillard and tradition
  • Clothing bodies/making priests: the sacramental vision of J.F. Powers, Alfred Alcorn, and Louise Erdrich
  • The body in doubt: Catholic literature, theology, and sexual abuse
  • The body "as it was": on the occasion of Mel Gibson's The passion of the Christ
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823236923
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
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