Towards a Christian Literary Theory
By (author) Luke Ferretter
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Towards a Christian Literary Theory by Luke Ferretter
Book DescriptionMost modern literary theory is explicitly anti-theological. This book states the case for a contemporary literary theory whose principles derive from Christian theology. Ferretter argues that it remains rationally and ethically legitimate to use theological language in literary theory despite the objections to such a theory posed by deconstruction, Marxism and psychoanalysis. He concludes with an assessment of how such a theory can be formulated and used in contemporary cultural analysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333964217
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Luke Ferretter
LUKE FERRETTER is a British Academy Postdoctoral fellow in English at the University of Cambridge, and a Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He has published several articles on the relations between literary theory and theology, including essays on deconstruction, reception theory, Kristeva, and Augustine.
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