Poetry and revelation: for a phenomenology of religious poetry

Religious poetry has often been regarded as minor poetry and dismissed in large part because poetry is taken to require direct experience; whereas religious poetry is taken to be based on faith, that is, second- or third-hand experience. This book proposes that the best tools for thinking through &#...

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Main Author: Hart, Kevin 1954-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London Oxford New York New Delhi Sydney Bloomsbury Academic 2017
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Religious literature / Poetics
Further subjects:B Revelation in literature
B Religious Poetry
B Criticism, interpretation, etc
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:Religious poetry has often been regarded as minor poetry and dismissed in large part because poetry is taken to require direct experience; whereas religious poetry is taken to be based on faith, that is, second- or third-hand experience. This book proposes that the best tools for thinking through 'experience' are provided by phenomenology. "Poetry and Revelation" is the first study of religious poetry through a phenomenological lens, one that works with the distinction between manifestation (in which everything is made manifest) and revelation (in which the mystery is re-veiled as well as revealed). Providing a phenomenological investigation of a wide range of 'religious poems', some medieval, some modern; some written in English, others written in European languages; some from America, some from Britain, and some from Australia, Kevin Hart provides a unique new way of thinking about religious poetry and the nature of revelation
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ISBN:1472598318