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The Resource George Eliot's religious imagination : a theopoetics of evolution, Marilyn Orr, (electronic book)

George Eliot's religious imagination : a theopoetics of evolution, Marilyn Orr, (electronic book)

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George Eliot's religious imagination : a theopoetics of evolution
Title
George Eliot's religious imagination
Title remainder
a theopoetics of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Orr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study, Orr attributes to George Eliot an 'incarnational aesthetic' and reads her work in the light of it. Writing, she argues, might be said to have become the novelist's religion and 'its most recognizable tenet was the living out of incarnation'. Here, Orr examines Eliot's works more or less chronologically because of the deeply evolutionary quality to Eliot's career. In a personal sense, she is loathe to repeat herself and, while readers might recognize situations that she is revisiting, she always needs to believe in her own development as a writer. In her letters she repeatedly champions her first stories, for example, largely because they contain "ideas" that she doubts she "can ever embody again." In a broader sense this is an important idea, however, in that her philosophy was grounded in a belief in the idea of progress. Orr engages in close readings of Eliot's writings to demonstrate how deeply the novelist's religious imagination operate in her fiction and poetry
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OCoLC-P
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1950-
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Orr, Marilyn
Dewey number
823.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4692.R4
LC item number
O77 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Eliot, George
  • Eliot, George
Label
George Eliot's religious imagination : a theopoetics of evolution, Marilyn Orr, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Incarnation and inwardness : George Eliot's early works in the context of contemporary religious debates -- "Even our failures are a prophecy" : toward a post-evangelical aesthetic -- Religion in a secular world : Middlemarch and the mysticism of the everyday -- "The religion of the future" : Daniel Deronda and the mystical imagination -- Evolutionary spirituality and the theopoetical imagination : George Eliot and Teilhard de Chardin -- Conclusion: The Word continuously incarnated
Control code
101265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 175 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810135895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote
Label
George Eliot's religious imagination : a theopoetics of evolution, Marilyn Orr, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Incarnation and inwardness : George Eliot's early works in the context of contemporary religious debates -- "Even our failures are a prophecy" : toward a post-evangelical aesthetic -- Religion in a secular world : Middlemarch and the mysticism of the everyday -- "The religion of the future" : Daniel Deronda and the mystical imagination -- Evolutionary spirituality and the theopoetical imagination : George Eliot and Teilhard de Chardin -- Conclusion: The Word continuously incarnated
Control code
101265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 175 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810135895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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