The Novel Spirituality and Modern Culture

In this collection of essays, which considers the relationship between the novel and spirituality in the cultural setting of the present day, eight novelists draw upon their own experience of authorship.


Author: Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of Research Paul S Fiddes


ISBN: UOM:39015053119791

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

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In this collection of essays, which considers the relationship between the novel and spirituality in the cultural setting of the present day, eight novelists draw upon their own experience of authorship.

Spiritual Education in a Divided World

Social, Environmental and Pedagogical Perspectives on the Spirituality of
Children and Young People Cathy Ota, ... W. (2000) The novel and the safe
journey of healing, in: P. Fiddes (Ed.) The novel, spirituality and modern culture (
Cardiff, ...


Author: Dr Cathy Ota

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136758461

Category: Education

Page: 215

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theology and the Victorian Novel

21 See Baker, Novel, for an old but still useful account of the novel and the
Oxford Movement. Wolff has an ... 31 Fiddes has also edited The Novel,
Spirituality and Modern Culture: Eight Novelists Write about Their Craft and Their


Author: J. Russell Perkin

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773576995

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Beginning with a wide-ranging introduction that explains why a theological reading of Victorian fiction is both rewarding and timely, Perkin also addresses religion's return to prominence in the twenty-first century, confounding earlier predictions of its imminent demise. Chapters on William Thackeray, Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte Yonge, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy are followed by a concluding discussion of Mary Ward and Walter Pater that relates Pater's Marius the Epicurean to postmodern theology and shows how it remains a religious classic for our own time.

Contemporary Fiction and Christianity

1999); E. M. Mazur and K. McCarthy (eds), God in the Details: American Religion
in Popular Culture (New York and London: ... “Religious experience and the
novel: a problem of genre and culture', The Novel, Spirituality and Modern
Culture, ...


Author: Andrew Tate

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441164964

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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This book provides a detailed exploration of the spiritual and religious contexts and subtexts of contemporary fiction.

Theology of Participation

“Introduction: The Novel and the Spiritual Journey Today.” In The Novel,
Spirituality and Modern Culture: Eight Novelists Write about their Craft and their
Context, edited by Paul S. Fiddes, 1–21. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000.


Author: Daniel G. Oprean

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783686391

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Baptists in Romania have developed a practice of suspicion when it comes to religious dialogue, especially with the Romanian Orthodox tradition, due to a history that is characterized by oppression. In this detailed study Dr Daniel Oprean paves the way for positive dialogue between the two traditions, highlighting that much can be gained and learned by acknowledging similarities and differences in key aspects of theology. Dr Oprean explores how existing theological resources can be used to enhance theological discourse between Baptist and Orthodox traditions in Romania through in-depth analysis of the thought of British Baptist theologian, Professor Paul Fiddes, and Romanian Orthodox theologian, Father Dumitru Stăniloae. Oprean in particular looks at their understanding of trinitarian and human participation through perichoresis, the Eucharist, Christian spirituality, and baptism and chrismation. Presented as a conversation between the two traditions this study is a model for how theological and religious dialogue can facilitate reconciliation, not just in the church but also in wider society.

An Aesthetics of Vulnerability

The Sentimentum and the Novels of Graham Swift Jakob Winnberg. only one is ...
The possibilities of that “ way of looking at it ” are investigated in the recent
collection The Novel , Spirituality and Modern Culture , edited by Paul S . Fiddes .


Author: Jakob Winnberg

Publisher: Goteborgs Universitet Acta Univ

ISBN: UOM:39015059980451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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"This is a Ph.D. dissertation. Arguing against the view that postmodernism is marked by ""the waning of affect,"" this book investigates the fate of sentimentality in postmodernist fiction. The investigation focuses on the novels of the British author, Graham Swift, tracing in them the emergence of a blending of representations of sentimentality with a postmodernist aesthetics and a postmodern ethico-spiritual imagination - a blending resulting in what is designated by the shorthand ""the sentimentum."" The expression of the sentimentum is further shown to rely on Swift's move toward the fulfillment of an aesthetic of vulnerability, which neutralizes the opposition between irony and sentimentality, and which also corresponds to an ethics of vulnerability that has found its formulation in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. Through close readings of Swift's novels, from The Sweet Shop Owner to Last Orders, it is shown how both the aesthetics and the ethics of vulnerability are gradually more pronounced and affirmed through each successive installment in Swift's oeuvre. Ultimately, though, the ambition of the book is to bring attention to an aesthetic and thematic configuration that may be found in a number of postmodernist novels. Hence, the study is concluded by comparative and complementary readings of novels by Julian Barnes, Penelope Lively and Jeanette Winterson that illustrate the wider relevance of the concepts of the sentimentum and of aesthetics of vulnerability."

The Search for a Woman centered Spirituality

They have extended traditional storytelling into the modern form of the novel by
weaving in tribal history , cultural traditions , and mythology of the Lagunas to
create a form of curing ceremony for their readers . Although Silko does not
identify ...


Author: Annette J. Van Dyke

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814787703

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Examining the work and writings of such figures as Leslie Marmon Silko, Paula Gunn Allen, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, Starhawk, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sonial Johnson and Mary Daly, the author illustrates how these writers and activists outline a journey toward wholeness.

Modern Culture

Also , kindly explain the meaning of the title of the novel . The author of " Quo
Vadis ... He is , we understand , a Roman Catholic , and manifests in his stories a
deep spirituality and much fervid and exalted thought . As a novelist he has been


Author: Edward Cornelius Toune


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Southern Humanities Review

... often have a harder time imagining these days than , say , those who change
their gender . Virginia Union University Nathan Alling Long The Novel ,
Spirituality and Modern Culture : Eight Novelists Write about Their Craft and Their
Context .




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Spiritual. Conquistador. Conceiving modern Spanish national decadence as
abulia or a pathological lack of will, in his Idearium espanol ... Spanish "national
type," Don Quixote.1 He further develops this theme of a Quixotist spiritual
transformation of modern Spain in his novel ... demonstrates how the Quixotist
denial of Spain's loss of empire may lead to modern Spanish cultural and
spiritual imperialism.


Author: Christopher Britt Arredondo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Exposes the cultural roots of Spanish fascism.

Heythrop Journal

The Novel , Spirituality and Modern Culture ( Religion Culture and Society ) , pp .
x , 161 , £ 25.00 / £ 14.95 ; Kinna , Ruth , William Morris : The Art of Socialism (
Political Philosophy Now ) , pp . viii , 265 , £ 14.99 ; Orend , Brian , Michael
Walzer ...




ISBN: UCAL:B3740431

Category: Philosophy


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A select book list appears quarterly.

Modern Culture

Whether or not they were aware of it, these artists were engaged in a spiritual
pilgrimage, searching for the traces left by forgotten ... The Wagnerian 'as if'
dominates the modernist novel, from Joyce to Patrick White, and from Mann to


Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408193501

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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What do we mean by 'culture'? This word, purloined by journalists to denote every kind of collective habit, lies at the centre of contemporary debates about the past and future of society. In this thought-provoking book, Roger Scruton argues for the religious origin of culture in all its forms, and mounts a defence of the 'high culture' of our civilization against its radical and 'deconstructionist' critics. He offers a theory of pop culture, a panegyric to Baudelaire, a few reasons why Wagner is just as great as his critics fear him to be, and a raspberry to Cool Britannia. A must for all people who are fed up to their tightly clenched front teeth with Derrida, Foucault, Oasis and Richard Rogers.

Christianity and Culture


Author: Martin S. Reed

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111796152

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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In over 2,000 years, Christianity has made 'the' overwhelming impact on the culture of the Western world in particular. But culture has also helped to shape the development and form of Christianity since the interaction of two such powerful phenomena cannot help but change the other. This new book brings together over 1200 citations on Christianity and Culture which are indexed by subject, title and author for easy access.

Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity

symbolic fragmentation of the modern age as a broken heap of images even
while poetically averring that " the ... The novel ( and questionable ) contribution
of modern culture is to carve out a distinct domain for the form of life which is ...


Author: Peter J. Casarella

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X004200369

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This volume celebrates the thought of Louis Dupre, a man who has assayed our present situation by plumbing the spiritual foundations of our modern cultural crisis. This introduction to his thought is a valuable resource for rethinking our categories.

Christianity and the Culture of Economics

This is reflected in the publication so far of volumes entitled Culture and the
Nonconformist Tradition , The Novel , Spirituality and Modern Culture , and now
Christianity and the Culture of Economics . All began life as public lectures given
in ...


Author: Donald A. Hay


ISBN: UOM:39015054441467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Does the market promote its own intrinsic and selfish values, or does it merely reflect the values of society? This question is becoming more important, as current opposition to globalization and the unfettered operation of market forces demonstrates. Instead of debating the issues in abstract terms, this collection offers reports from all areas of the business and policy sectors. Sharply contrasting accounts emerge from contributors who have been actively involved in business and finance in the United Kingdom, while other authors discuss business models which have a very different set of values from those of most participants in commercial markets. Alternative perspectives are provided by contributors responsible for the design and implementation of public policies with non-market values, and the collection concludes with reflections on the values implicit in modern economic analysis. Although no simple answers to the question posed emerge, Christianity and the Culture of Economics provides an informed debate on the key issues involved in the discussion of the supposedly conflicting relationship between the market and spiritual values.

Northrop Frye on Modern Culture

Serious discussion of the importance of movies in modern art has long ago
passed the condescending phase . When the culture of ... And just as the drama
is appropriate for an organic society and the novel for a laissez - faire one , so the
movie , where the audience is docilely regimented by ushering officialdom and
yet sits in dark spiritual isolation from one another , is appropriate for us . Of
course , the ...


Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802036961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 409

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Preface xi Credits xv Abbreviations xvii Introduction xix The Modem Century 1 The Modern Century 3 I City of the End of Things 5 II Improved Binoculars 27 III Clair de lune intellectuel 48 The Arts 2 Current Opera: A Housecleaning 73 3 Ballet Russe 76 4 The Jooss Ballet 79 5 Frederick Delius 83 6 Three-Cornered Revival at Headington 87 7 Music and the Savage Breast 88 8 Men as Trees Walking 92 9 K.R. Srinivasa’s Lytton Strachey 96 10 The Great Charlie 98 11 Reflections at a Movie 103 12 Music in the Movies O08 13 Max Grafs Modern Music 112 14 Abner Dean’s It’s a Long Way to Heaven 113 15 Russian Art 114 16 Herbert Read’s The Innocent Eye 115 17 The Eternal Tramp 116 18 On Book Reviewing 123 19 Academy without Walls 126 20 Communications 134 21 The Renaissance of Books 140 22 Violence and Television 156 23 Introduction to Art and Reality 167 Politics, History, and Society 24 Pro Patria Mori 175 25 Wyndham Lewis: Anti-Spenglerian 178 26 War on the Cultural Front 184 27 Two Italian Sketches, 1939 I88 28 G.M. Young’s Basic 194 29 Revenge or Justice? 195 30 F.S.C. Northrop’s The Meeting of East and West 197 31 Wallace Notestein’s The Scot in History 201 32 Toynbee and Spengler 202 33 Gandhi 209 34 Ernst Jiinger’s On the Marble Cliffs 211 35 Dr. Kinsey and the Dream Censor 215 36 Cardinal Mindszenty 220 37 The Two Camps 222 38 Law and Disorder 224 39 Two Books on Christianity and History 226 40 Nothing to Fear but Fear 232 41 The Ideal of Democracy 235 42 The Church and Modern Culture 237 43 And There is No Peace 244 44 Caution or Dither? 246 45 Trends in Modern Culture 248 46 Regina versus the World 262 47 Oswald Spengler 265 48 Preserving Human Values 274 49 The War in Vietnam 282 50 The Two Contexts 283 51 The Quality of Life in the ‘7os 285 52 Spengler Revisited 297 53 The Bridge of Language 315 Notes 331 Emendations 381 Index 383

How Novels Think

With this model, one can read novels as culture's way not only of naturalizing,
stigmatizing, and updating categories of ... the novel's inward turn as a rupture in
modern culture that caused an ideal domain of the mental and spiritual to break
off ...


Author: Nancy Armstrong

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231503877

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Nancy Armstrong argues that the history of the novel and the history of the modern individual are, quite literally, one and the same. She suggests that certain works of fiction created a subject, one displaying wit, will, or energy capable of shifting the social order to grant the exceptional person a place commensurate with his or her individual worth. Once the novel had created this figure, readers understood themselves in terms of a narrative that produced a self-governing subject. In the decades following the revolutions in British North America and France, the major novelists distinguished themselves as authors by questioning the fantasy of a self-made individual. To show how novels by Defoe, Austen, Scott, Brontë, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Haggard, and Stoker participated in the process of making, updating, and perpetuating the figure of the individual, Armstrong puts them in dialogue with the writings of Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Malthus, Darwin, Kant, and Freud. Such theorists as Althusser, Balibar, Foucault, and Deleuze help her make the point that the individual was not one but several different figures. The delineation and potential of the modern subject depended as much upon what it had to incorporate as what alternatives it had to keep at bay to address the conflicts raging in and around the British novel.

Book Review Index




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The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture

... spiritual freedom andregardthose who occupyroles or defend boundaries
withbewilderment, fascination and contempt. ... Bellow's novels raise no
significant epistemological problems and break nonewground stylistically,being
firstperson ...


Author: Justin Wintle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134021383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 896

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A Who's Who of Western culture, from Woody Allen to Emile Zola... Containing four hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, with John Ruskin is Salman Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping rubs shoulders with Jacques Derrida as do Julia Kristeva and Kropotkin. With its global reach, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing as well as an index of names and key terms.

Spiritual but not Religious

They may not have a polished cultural vision, but they have identified some of the
perspectives that they believe any such vision must include. They have ... It is
probably true that some people explore novel spiritual systems in a superficial
way. Others ... Our unchurched spiritualities respond to this modern spiritual need


Author: Robert C. Fuller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839582

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Nearly 40% of all Americans have no connection with organized religion. Yet many of these people, even though they might never step inside a house of worship, live profoundly spiritual lives. But what is the nature and value of unchurched spirituality in America? Is it a recent phenomenon, a New Age fad that will soon fade, or a long-standing and essential aspect of the American experience? In Spiritual But Not Religious, Robert Fuller offers fascinating answers to these questions. He shows that alternative spiritual practices have a long and rich history in America, dating back to the colonial period, when church membership rarely exceeded 17% and interest in astrology, numerology, magic, and witchcraft ran high. Fuller traces such unchurched traditions into the mid-nineteenth century, when Americans responded enthusiastically to new philosophies such as Swedenborgianism, Transcendentalism, and mesmerism, right up to the current interest in meditation, channeling, divination, and a host of other unconventional spiritual practices. Throughout, Fuller argues that far from the flighty and narcissistic dilettantes they are often made out to be, unchurched spiritual seekers embrace a mature and dynamic set of basic beliefs. They focus on inner sources of spirituality and on this world rather than the afterlife; they believe in the accessibility of God and in the mind's untapped powers; they see a fundamental unity between science and religion and an equality between genders and races; and they are more willing to test their beliefs and change them when they prove untenable. Timely, sweeping in its scope, and informed by a clear historical understanding, Spiritual But Not Religious offers fresh perspective on the growing numbers of Americans who find their spirituality outside the church.