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Sacred Desert Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture

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ISBN-10: 1405119756

ISBN-13: 9781405119757

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Jasper

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Description:

Reflects on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film. Engaging with figures as diverse as Jesus, William Blake, T.S. Eliot, Georgia O'Keeffe and Jim Crace, author David Jasper explores deserts as real places, as interior spaces and as they feature in numerous texts.
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Plates
Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Meeting Points
The Bible, Schoenberg, and Heidegger
The Desert Fathers: Wanderings and Miracles
Time and Memory, Wind and Space: The Desert and Mysticism
Mysticism and Modernity: Thomas Merton Meets Don Cupitt
The Literature of the Desert, I: Travelers and Poets
The Literature of the Desert, II: Novelists
Artists: Georgia O'Keeffe, Bill Viola, and American Abstract Expressionism
Films of the Desert: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Wim Wenders, and Claire Denis
Desert Theology and Total Presence: The Poets William Blake and Yves Bonnefoy Meet Hegel and Tom Altizer
Conclusion: Meeting Point
Postscript: The Desert and the Recent Wars in Iraq
Bibliography
Index