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SPEAKING OF GODS IN FIGURE AND NARRATIVE

Westbrook

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Palgrave Macmillan US

ISBN:
9780230108110

398,96 PLN
Wysyłamy w 28 dni

Opis produktu

Speaking of Gods analyzes the figurativenarrative creation of gods their heavenly abodes and behaviors reaching back to the beginning of history in Sumer Babylon Egypt Persia and Greece and continuing through the figures and narratives of a biblical tradition that includes the Hebrew Bible the New TestamentIntroduction: The Mirror of Heaven In the Beginning: Time and the Figurative Forms of Creation EndTimes and DoomEagerness The Power and the Glory: Divine Combatants Heavenly Hosts and Holy War All in the Family: The Secret Sex Lives of Gods Fathers and Sons: Violence and Sacrifice Look Whos Talkingand Writing: The Language of Heaven The Great Figures Life and Death: Dualism and Divine Judgment The Ways of God to Men: Belief Preordination Predestination Rewards and Punishments Spiritual Economics Prophecy and Plot: The Making of the Hero and the Villain Prayer Praise and the War Plot Holy Mad''A brilliant strategy to read the narratives of the gods as linguistic embodiments of limitquestions. This is a remarkable book. The author coaxes insight and mystery from a wide range of classical scriptures and contemporary literature all the while engaging opposing as well as supportive arguments for her claims. Graced with elegant writing and touched with irony and occasional humor this book can elicit wonder as well as appreciation. Mary Gerhart Professor of Religious Studies Emerita Hobart and William Smith CDEEANNE WESTBROOK Professor Emerita of English at Portland State University. She is the author of ''Ground Rules: Baseball and Myth'/' and ''Wordsworths Biblical Ghosts'/' and has published articles on the Romantic poets and prose writers mythology baseball literature and the B

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