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'What is Truth?' Towards a Theological Poetics (Andrew Shanks) Paperback Book, (Routledge, 2001) 9780415253260
'What is Truth?' Towards a Theological Poetics (Andrew Shanks) Paperback Book, (Routledge, 2001) 9780415253260
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Title: 'What is Truth?' Towards a Theological Poetics

Author: Shanks, Andrew

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780415253260

Volumes: 1; Pages: 208

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In a culture where institutional religion is in decline there is a pressing need for new theological strategies. Andrew Shanks argues for a fresh 'theological poetics', providing an eloquent and original first step towards meeting these needs and an alternative strategy for reconciling Christian theology with poetic truth.

"Executed in a clear and lively style, [Shanks's] turn to the poetic is a valuable contribution to both postmodern discourse about theological truth and current Catholic debates about the liturgy. His esthetical theology challenges the restorationist tendency toward liturgy as ecclesial self-glorification. His esthetic is in the service of justice."--Jack A. Bonsor, Theological Studies

"A highly teachable book for seminarians and one with insights to offer literary criticism and continental philosophy."--Cleo Kearns Religious Studies Review, October 2002

Table of Contents

Part One: First Principles

1. Faith: Poetry versus Metaphysical opinion

2. Confessions of a Traitorous Clerc

3. The 'Pathos of Shakenness': Its Three Defining Marks

4. 'Mythic Theology'

Part Two: Case Studies

5. The Heritage of Amos

6. A Shaken Sacramentalism: H lderlin and Blake

7. Blake: Shakenness in Confrontational Form

8. H lderlin: Towards Releasement

9. 'After Auschwitz': The Case of Nelly Sachs

Part Three: Conclusion

10. Incredulity and Liturgy

11. Envoi

Appendix 1: Albion versus Leviathan

Appendix 2: Salvation History and Romanticism

Index

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