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A poetics of Jesus : the search for Christ through writing in the early nineteenth century

Author: Jeffrey F Keuss
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2002.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in theology & biblical studies.
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This study argues for a reading of key texts in the 19th century as an exercise in developing what the author has termed "a poetics of Jesus". He reflects on the works of Anglo-German Higher  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Keuss, Jeffrey F., 1965-
Poetics of Jesus.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2002
(OCoLC)606743880
Named Person: Jesus Christ; George Eliot; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey F Keuss
ISBN: 0754606279 9780754606277
OCLC Number: 48571383
Description: vii, 216 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction - Writing and Jesus - an elective affinity. Christology as writing into rupture; Augustine and the form of the subject in/of the "Imago Dei"; Poetics of the subject and the sacred into the 19th century: Schiller and the mythos of the human spirit - Friedrich Holderlin and "Empedokles", Goether and the morphological "Bildung" in "Wilhelm", "Meister's Lehrjahre", Hegal and the unwriting of the self; theological poetics of Jesus amidst 19th century Higher Criticism - F.C. Baur and the Universal yet particular Christ of "Church History", Ludwig Feuerbach and "The Essence of Christianity", David Friedrich Struss and "Mythi" in "Das Leben Jesu"; Victorian poetics and (re)writing Jesus - figuring Jesus in the Victorian novel, J.A. Froud "The nemisis of faith"; Walter Pater "Marius the Epicurean", Mrs Humphrey Ward "Robert Elmore"; "Scenes of clerical life" - images under erasure - Heidegger reads Eliot - the "possible" of poetics; "Adam Bede" - poetics of the possible and learning to "see" - iconographic reading - chapter XVII and Dutch, realism, (wo)men in the garden, a poetics of Jesus in "Adam Bede"; "The Mill on the Floss" - transfigurational writing as incarnation - the "bildung" of organicism and a poetics of Jesus, "imitatio Jesus/imitato Maggie - writing into transfigurational flowing. Conclusion - a poetic cartography of grace.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in theology & biblical studies.
Responsibility: Jeffrey F. Keuss.
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