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Adam S Curse

Author : Denis Donoghue
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Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking its title from a poem of William Butler Yeats, this collection of essays focuses on Adam's Curse - the burdens and harsh conditions that, as Denis Donoghue underscores throughout, make any human achievement difficult. As he says, those conditions include at various levels of reference the Fall of Man, categorical failure, loss, the limitations inscribed so insistently in human life that they seem to be in the nature of things, like death and weather. But hope is never ruled out, as Donoghue reminds us of the possibility of putting up with the conditions and turning them to some account. It is the putting up with the conditions and turning them to some account - a post-lapsarian struggle fraught with religious questions - that most interests Donoghue. These essays, which are explorations of both faith and literary works that engage faith, address a dazzling range of texts and writers: Yeats, Milton, Larkin, Heaney, Emmanuel Levinas, Alasdair Maclntyre, John Crowe Ransom, Henry Adams, William Lynch's Christ and Apollo, and Robert Bellah's Beyond Belief, among others. Common to all is an alertness to the social bearing of literature and the role it plays in relation to

The Scripture Doctrine Of Original Sin Proposed To Free And Candid Examination

Author : John Taylor
Genre : Sin, Original
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A Supplement To The Scripture Doctrine Of Original Sin C

Author : John Taylor
ISBN : OXFORD:N11732883
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Genesis 1 11

Author : Andrew Louth
ISBN : 083081471X
Genre : Religion
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This ACCS volume on Genesis 1-11 illuminates significant writings by the early church fathers on creation, fall, and redemption as well as on the theological relationship between Adam and Christ. Genesis 1–11 opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom—allowing these faithful witnesses to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.

Biblical Echo And Allusion In The Poetry Of W B Yeats

Author : Dwight Hilliard Purdy
ISBN : 0838752543
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"This book treats the poetics of biblical allusion in the lyric poetry of William Butler Yeats, and the ways in which the King James Bible became for Yeats a model for poetry as a communal voice shaping a culture." "The introduction analyzes the critical history of what Eleanor Cook has termed the "poetics of allusion," emphasizing the work of the Italian rhetorician Gian Biago Conte and the American critic and poet John Hollander. The major topics considered here are allusions as the intersections of texts, as figures of speech, and as structural signifiers; the centrality of the reader in the study of allusion; the quality of allusions, their placement and varying degrees of clarity; and the centrality of the study of allusion to cultural criticism." "The first chapter is concerned with the development of the Bible as a model for secular poetry from the late eighteenth century to Yeats, surveying Bishop Lowth, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Matthew Arnold, as well as Yeats's references in his prose works to the Bible as a model for art and the artist, and his desire to restore the Bible as sacred text, yet write his own Bible." "Chapters 2 through 5 take up in detail the poetics of biblical allusion and echo in the poems. Chapter 2 treats the poetry of the nineties: here Yeats usually engages the Bible as an antagonist, subverting it for the sake of a Celtic consciousness, denying its exclusive claim to spiritual truth. But many biblical echoes show Yeats's dependence upon the Bible as a guide to poetic language. Chapter 3 concerns the poetry from In the Seven Worlds to The Wild Swans at Coole. Yeats looks on Scripture with an ironic eye, often replacing it with what he calls "haughtier texts," the parables, prayers, visions, and private revelations that mirror biblical models and make biblical texts into warrants for his own theory of rebirth. Chapter 4 is a close reading of biblical intertextuality in seven poems: "The Second Coming," "Sailing to Byzantium," "Meditations in Time of Civil War," "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen," "Prayer for My Son," "Dialogue of Self and Soul," and "Vacillation." In these major poems Yeats displays his antitheticality, as Hazard Adams calls it, putting into dramatic tension biblical texts and his own heterodox ideas about birth, death, and resurrection. Chapter 5 examines the poetry after "Vacillation," where Yeats gives biblical texts (often text used before) a new sensual gloss, but also admits the limits of a "high talk" derived from scriptural language." "Chapter 6 places Yeats in the broad context of biblical intertextuality, working backward from modernism to Romanticism. First, the study contrasts Yeats with two of his contemporaries, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot, for whom the Bible always asserts its religious authority, in the Victorian tradition of Arnold, Clough, Browning, and Tennyson. The study concludes by comparing Yeats to Wordsworth and Shelley. Although Yeats is deeply indebted to them, his attitude is distinct from theirs: even when rejecting the Bible, Wordsworth. and Shelley accept a dogmatic view of it, while Yeats escapes dogmatism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Christian Reformer Or Unitarian Magazine And Review Ed By R Aspland

Author : Robert Aspland
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Becoming A Dad

Author : Stephen James
ISBN : 0976035731
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Prepares men for the disruptive, redemptive, and transforming experience called fatherhood by getting them to face deep questions of the soul, instead of by teaching them the mechanics of baby care. Original.

Surviving Poverty In Medieval Paris

Author : Sharon A. Farmer
ISBN : 0801472695
Genre : History
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Farmer extends and deepens the understanding of urban poverty in the high middle ages. She explores the ways in which cultural elites thought about the poor and shows that their conceptions of poor men and women were derived from the roles assigned to men and women in the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis - men are associated with productive labour; of labour within the public realm, and women with reproductive labour; or labour within the private realm.

The Bible Its Own Refutation

Author : Charles G. Olmsted
Genre : Bible
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The Glory Of The Two Crown D Heads Adam And Christ Unveiled Or The Mystery Of The New Testament Opened Republ With Notes To Which Is Annexed Martin Luther S Letter On Predestination By S Reece

Author : David Culy
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