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Graceful Reading

  • Livre Relié
  • 412 Nombre de pages
This text offers a new way of understanding Bunyan's theology and his narrative art. It rejects the traditional view of Calvinist ... Lire la suite
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Description

This text offers a new way of understanding Bunyan's theology and his narrative art. It rejects the traditional view of Calvinist introspection generally associated with Bunyon and describes how his narrative style is informed by a theology of salvation through faith and grace.

Davies provides an elegant and persuasive explication of the power of Bunyan's prose and brings us back in touch with the affective reality which informs Bunyan's ultimate and over-riding conviction that the language of the Bedford congregation, like that of the Bedford women, is a language of joy and consolation.

Auteur
Michael Davies is Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester

Texte du rabat

Graceful Reading is a study of the writings of the 17th-century preacher John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress. The book reassesses the relationship between Bunyan's theology and his narrative style, redefining them both according to a more specific understanding of 17th-century "Calvinism," and a more "postmodernist" understanding of narrative.



Résumé
Graceful Reading is a study of the writings of the seventeeth-century preacher John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress. It reassesses the relationship between Bunyan's theology and his narrative style, redefining them both according to a more specific understanding of seventeenth-century 'Calvinism', and a more 'postmodernist' understanding of narrative.

Contenu

Introduction; 1. A comfortable doctrine: John Bunyan's theology of grace; 2. Bunyan's exceeding maze: doctoring and doctrine in Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners; 3. Of things seen and unseen: graceful reading and narrative practice in Grace Abounding; 4. Into an allegory: method, metaphor, and the apology of The Pilgrim's Progress; 5. 'Sweet fiction and sweet truth': theology and narrative in The Pilgrim's Progress; 6. First among sequels: John Bunyan's other allegories; Postscript: the legacy of The Pilgrim's Progress

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Graceful Reading
Sous-titre: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan
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Code EAN: 9780199242405
ISBN: 978-0-19-924240-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 412
Poids: 592g
Taille: H223mm x B144mm x T28mm
Année: 2002