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Sacred Desert
By David Jasper

The Sacred Desert

Religion, Literature, Art and Culture

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Sacred Desert by David Jasper

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The Sacred Desert is a reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film. * An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film. * Discusses figures as diverse as Jesus, the early Christian Desert Fathers, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia O'Keeffe, Wim Wenders and Jim Crace. * Makes connections across millennia of desert literature. * Deepens the reader's understanding of the desert as a real place, as an interior space, and as a textual site, * Concludes with comments on the recent conflicts in Iraq. * Written in a readable and engaging style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405119740
ISBN-10: 1405119748
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 166mm x 20mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Jasper

David Jasper is Professor of Literature and Theology at the University of Glasgow, and was the founding editor of the journal, Literature and Theology. He is the author of The Sacred and Secular Canon in Romanticism (1999) and co--editor of The Bible and Literature: A Reader (edited with Stephen Prickett, Blackwell Publishing, 1999) and Religion and Literature: A Reader (edited with Robert Detweiler, 2000).

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