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A more beautiful question : the spiritual in poetry and art, Glenn Hughes

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A more beautiful question : the spiritual in poetry and art
Title
A more beautiful question
Title remainder
the spiritual in poetry and art
Statement of responsibility
Glenn Hughes
Title variation
Spiritual in poetry and art
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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1951-
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Hughes, Glenn
Dewey number
809/.93382
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.S7
LC item number
H84 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Poetry
  • Spirituality in art
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Eliot, T. S
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • RELIGION
  • Poetry
  • Spirituality in art
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Religion
  • Spiritualität
Summary expansion
As more and more people in North America and Europe have distanced themselves from mainstream religious traditions over the past centuries, a crisis of faith has emerged and garnered much attention. But Glenn Hughes, author ofA More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art, contends that despite the withering popularity of faith-based worldviews, our times do not evince a decline in spirituality. One need only consider the search for alternative religious symbolisms, as well as the growth of groups espousing fundamentalist religious viewpoints, to recognize that spiritual concerns remain a vibrant part of life in Western culture. Hughes offers the idea that the modern crisis of faith is not a matter of vanishing spiritual concerns and energy but rather of their disorientation, even as they remain pervasive forces in human affairs. And because art is the most effective medium for spiritually evocation, it is our most significant touchstone for examining this spiritual disorientation, just as it remains a primary source of inspiration for spiritual experience. A More Beautiful Questionis concerned with how art, and especially poetry, functions as a vehicle of spiritual expression in todays modern cultures. The book considers the meeting points of art, poetry, religion, and philosophy, in part through examining the treatments of consciousness, transcendence, and art in the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan. A major portion ofA More Beautiful Questionis devoted to detailed case studies of three influential modern poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, and T.S. Eliot. In these and its other chapters, the book examines the human need for artistic symbols that evoke the mystery of transcendence, the ways in which poetry and art illuminate the spiritual meanings of freedom, and the benefits of an individuals loving study of great literature and art. A More Beautiful Questionhas a distinctive aimto clarify the spiritual functions of art and poetry in relation to contemporary confusion about transcendent realityand it meets that goal in a manner accessible by the layperson as well as the scholar. By examining how the best art and poetry address our need for spiritual orientation, this book makes a valuable contribution to the philosophies of art, literature, and religion, and brings deserved attention to the significance of the spiritual in the study of these disciplines
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A more beautiful question : the spiritual in poetry and art, Glenn Hughes
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
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Childhood, transcendence, and art -- Spiritual functions of art -- Elemental meaning and Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Emily Dickinson and the unknown God -- A pattern of timeless moments : T.S. Eliot's Four quartets -- Art and spiritual growth
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781858200
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9780826272478
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A more beautiful question : the spiritual in poetry and art, Glenn Hughes
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Childhood, transcendence, and art -- Spiritual functions of art -- Elemental meaning and Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Emily Dickinson and the unknown God -- A pattern of timeless moments : T.S. Eliot's Four quartets -- Art and spiritual growth
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781858200
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiii, 168 pages)
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unknown
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online
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9780826272478
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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fa735709-2cad-4e08-8ec8-f63cd7c2b61f
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remote
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(OCoLC)781858200

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