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Fiddes, Paul S. The Promised End
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Paul S. Fiddes

The Promised End

Eschatology in Theology and Literature

€ 69.25

* Brings Christian theology, creative literature, and literary critical theory into dialogue on the theme of `the end`.
* Provides an exegesis of novels, plays, and poems by such writers as John Fowles, Julian Barnes, Doris Lessing, Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and Shakespeare.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgements.

Part I: Facing the End:.

1. The Problem of Closure: John Fowles` the French Lieutenant`s Woman and Julian Barnes` Flaubert`s Parrot.

2. Theology and Literature - A Dialogue.

3. The End Organizes the Human Story: Frank Kermode.

4. The End Discloses a Desired World: Northrop Frye.

5. Biblical Eschatology and Openness.

6. Closure and Openness in Ending.

Part II: Deferment and Hope:.

7. The End Defers Meaning: Jacques Derrida.

8. Death and the Other.

9. Openness and Relativism.

10. The End Opens Hope: Paul Ricoeur.

11. Hope and a Passion for the Possible.

12. Hoping in the Face of Death.

Part III: Taking Death Seriously:.

13. A Journey to Nothingness: Shakespeare`s King Lear.

14. Human Surplus and Excess.

15. Images of a Desirable and Undesirable World.

16. The Configuring of Time.

17. Looking Upon Death.

18. Death the Last Enemy.

19. Creation from Nothing.

Part IV: A Question of Identity:.

20. Resurrection and the Idea of Replication.

21. Problems About Identity.

22. Closing the Gap? A Modified Dualism.

23. The Person and the Finality of Death.

24. Survival and Relationships: Doris Lessing`s Memoirs of A Survivor.

25. Corporate Resurrection.

26. The Identity of the Self: Lessing`s the Making of the Representative for Planet 8.

27. The Making of the Person.

Part V: the Eternal Moment:.

28. The Problem of Fragmentation By Time: T.S. Eliot`s `Ash Wednesday`.

29. The Problem of Isolation in Time: Virginia Woolf`s Mrs Dalloway.

30. Eliot and the Timeless Moment: the Four Quartets.

31. Eternity as Simultaneity?.

32. The Healing of Time.

33. Woolf and the Symbols of Eternity: to the Lighthouse and Between the Acts.

Part VI: Expecting the Unexpected:.

34. Two Parables of Waiting.

35. The Reversal of Expectations.

36. Two Plays of Waiting: Samuel Beckett`s Waiting for Godot and Endgame.

37. The Futility of Waiting: (A) Waiting for the `Not Yet`.

38. Waiting For a Possible Future.

39. The Futility of Waiting: (B) A Programmed Future.

Part VII: The Arrow of Time:.

40. The One-Way Flight of the Arrow.

41. The Arrow Points Backwards: Martin Amis` Time`s Arrow.

42. The Counter-Movement to Evolution.

43. Cycles of Torment and Renewal: Flann O`Brien`s the Third Policeman and James Joyce`s Finnegans Wake.

44. Preservation and Retroaction.

45. The Eternal Dance.

Part VIII: A Fuller Presence:.

46. The Desire for Presence.

47. Millennium and Utopia.

48. Fictional Images of Utopia: Aldous Huxley`s Island and Ursula Leguin`s the Dispossessed.

49. The Postmodern Critique of Full Presence.

50. Absence at the Heart of Existence.

51. Theological Versions of Hidden Presence.

52. The Millennial Hope.

Part IX: Our Eternal Dwelling-Place:.

53. Participating in Triune Relationships.

54. Dwelling in Triune Spaces.

55. Particularity and Eschatology.

56. The Eternal City.

Index.
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
316 pagina's
476 gram
222 x 152 x 25 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

Levertijd: 5 tot 11 werkdagen