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The Resource The characteristic theology of Herman Melville : aesthetics, politics, duplicity, Bradley A. Johnson ; foreword by David Jasper

The characteristic theology of Herman Melville : aesthetics, politics, duplicity, Bradley A. Johnson ; foreword by David Jasper

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The characteristic theology of Herman Melville : aesthetics, politics, duplicity
Title
The characteristic theology of Herman Melville
Title remainder
aesthetics, politics, duplicity
Statement of responsibility
Bradley A. Johnson ; foreword by David Jasper
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Language
eng
Summary
What becomes of theology when we think of it aesthetically? What becomes of aesthetics when we think of it theologically? These are the guiding questions that inform both the method and the conclusions of this volume's exploration into the literary world of Herman Melville's "characteristic theology." Far from a specialist work that simply seeks to flesh out the religious disposition and myriad influences of one particular literary giant, Johnson's focus in this volume is instead the identification of a philosophically robust aesthetic conception of theology at its most politically and contemporarily relevant. By way of the Masquerade it sets in motion and in which it fully participates, from its beginning to its very end, this book uses Melville's fiction as vehicle for a radical aesthetic engagement with the theological bases of subjectivity and sovereignty. Through this exploration Johnson conceives the creatively duplicitous character of a materialistic theology whose aim is nothing less than the fashioning of a new heaven and a new earth
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YDXCP
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Johnson, Bradley A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jasper, David
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  • Melville, Herman
  • Aesthetics
Label
The characteristic theology of Herman Melville : aesthetics, politics, duplicity, Bradley A. Johnson ; foreword by David Jasper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-165) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Melville and the problem of self-presentation -- Melville and early German romanticism -- Melville and dialectical materialism -- Melville and aesthetic theology
Control code
768811141
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 168 pages
Isbn
9781610973410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768811141
Label
The characteristic theology of Herman Melville : aesthetics, politics, duplicity, Bradley A. Johnson ; foreword by David Jasper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-165) 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
Melville and the problem of self-presentation -- Melville and early German romanticism -- Melville and dialectical materialism -- Melville and aesthetic theology
Control code
768811141
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 168 pages
Isbn
9781610973410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768811141

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