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The Resource James Baldwin's understanding of God : overwhelming desire and joy, Josiah Ulysses Young III

James Baldwin's understanding of God : overwhelming desire and joy, Josiah Ulysses Young III

Label
James Baldwin's understanding of God : overwhelming desire and joy
Title
James Baldwin's understanding of God
Title remainder
overwhelming desire and joy
Statement of responsibility
Josiah Ulysses Young III
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
James Baldwin's Understanding of God focuses on Baldwin's experiences as a gifted black writer who fought valiantly against racism and wrote openly about homosexual relationships. Baldwin's God is a "mysteriously impersonal" force he calls love, 'something . . . like a fire, like the wind, something which can change you.' For Baldwin, "To be with God is really to be involved with some enormous, overwhelming desire, and joy, and power which you cannot control, which controls you." Young covers James Baldwin's life from his mid-teens to his death through accounts and analyses of his essays and novels. Sometimes his "theology" - what he has to say about his "God" - comes straight from his text; other times Young deduces it from his nonfiction prose and the implications of his novels and their protagonists. Young places those works in the context of several historic events that were taking place in the United States at that time. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Josiah U.
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.A45
LC item number
Z97 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Black religion/womanist thought/social justice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baldwin, James
  • Christianity and literature
Label
James Baldwin's understanding of God : overwhelming desire and joy, Josiah Ulysses Young III
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Credo -- Born in a Christian culture -- In search of a majority -- Scarred by the rock -- Opening the unusual door -- Coming out the wilderness -- Weighing your gods and you -- Declining to imitate the son of the morning -- That train's long gone -- The black issue of the Holy Ghost -- Ain't nothing but us up the road -- A miracle of coherence and release -- Postscript
Control code
880757244
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781137454331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014030483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880757244
Label
James Baldwin's understanding of God : overwhelming desire and joy, Josiah Ulysses Young III
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Credo -- Born in a Christian culture -- In search of a majority -- Scarred by the rock -- Opening the unusual door -- Coming out the wilderness -- Weighing your gods and you -- Declining to imitate the son of the morning -- That train's long gone -- The black issue of the Holy Ghost -- Ain't nothing but us up the road -- A miracle of coherence and release -- Postscript
Control code
880757244
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781137454331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014030483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880757244

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