The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Gerard Manley Hopkins
ISBN-10 087486822X
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 358
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Gerard Manley Hopkins deserves his place among the greatest poets of all time. He ranks seventh among the most frequently reprinted English-language poets, surpassed only by Shakespeare, Donne, Blake, Dickinson, Yeats, and Wordsworth. Yet when the English Jesuit priest died of typhoid fever at age forty-four, he considered his life a failure. He never would have suspected that his poems, which would not be published for another twenty-nine years, would eventually change the course of modern poetry by influencing the likes of W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Geoffrey Hill, and Seamus Heaney. Like his contemporaries Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, Hopkins revolutionized poetic language. And yet we love Hopkins not for his literary genius but for the hard-won faith that comes to expression in his verse. Who else has captured the thunderous voice of God and the grandeur of his creation on the written page as Hopkins has? Seamlessly weaving together selections from Hopkins's poems, letters, journals, and sermons, Peggy Ellsberg lets the poet tell in his own words the story of a life-long struggle for faith that gave birth to some of the best poetry of all time. Even readers who spurn religious language will find in Hopkins a refreshing, liberating way to see God's hand at work in the world.

Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience

Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience Author Martin Dubois
ISBN-10 9781316851678
Release 2017-08-31
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This nuanced yet accessible study is the first to examine the range of religious experience imagined in Hopkins's writing. By exploring the shifting way in which Hopkins imagines religious belief in individual history, Martin Dubois contests established views of his poetry as a unified project. Combining detailed close readings with extensive historical research, Dubois argues that the spiritual awareness manifest in Hopkins's poetry is varied and fluctuating, and that this is less a failure of his intellectual system than a sign of the experiential character of much of his poetry's thought. Individual chapters focus on biblical language and prayer, as well as on the spiritual ideal seen in the figures of the soldier and the martyr, and on Hopkins's ideas of death, judgement, heaven and hell. Offering fresh interpretations of the major poems, this volume reveals a more diverse and exploratory poet than has been recognised.

Gerard Manley Hopkins and Tractarian Poetry

Gerard Manley Hopkins and Tractarian Poetry Author Margaret Johnson
ISBN-10 9781351933858
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 320
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Gerard Manley Hopkins and Tractarian Poetry for the first time locates Hopkins and his work within the vital aesthetic and religious cultures of his youth. It introduces some of the most powerful cultural influences on his poetry as well as some of the most influential poets, from the well-known fellow convert John Henry Newman to the almost forgotten historian and poet Richard Dixon. From within the context of Hopkins' developing catholic sensibilities it assesses the impact of and his responses to issues of the time which related to his own religious and aesthetic perceptions, and provides a rich and intricate background against which to view both his early, often neglected poetry and the justly famous, idiosyncratic and deeply moving verse of his mature years. By detailing the influences Tractarian poetry had upon Hopkins' early work, and applying these to the productions of his later years, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Tractarian Poetry demonstrates how Hopkins' best known, mature works evolved from his upbringing in the Church of England and remained always indebted to this early culture. It offers readings of his works in light of a new appraisal of the contexts from which Hopkins himself grew, providing a fresh approach to this most challenging and rewarding of poets.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Angus Easson
ISBN-10 9781136854699
Release 2010-12-14
Pages 240
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Hopkins was an experimental and idiosyncratic writer whose work remains important for any student of Victorian literature. This guidebook offers extensive introductory comments on the contexts, critical history and interpretations of his work. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume cross-references thoroughly between sections and presents useful suggestions for further reading.

Teach What You Believe

Teach What You Believe Author Michael E. Bulson
ISBN-10 9780809144815
Release 2007
Pages 201
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More homilies by a deacon for deacons???and anyone else who preaches. These homilies, which reflect the author's firm commitment to social justice, are followed by discussion questions.

The Contemplative Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Contemplative Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Maria R. Lichtmann
ISBN-10 9781400859986
Release 2014-07-14
Pages 242
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In 1989, the centenary of his death, Gerard Manley Hopkins continues to provoke fundamental questions among scholars: what major poetic strategy informs his work and how did his reflections on the nature of poetry affect his writing? While form meant a great deal to Hopkins, it was never mere form. Maria Lichtmann demonstrates that the poet, a student of Scripture all his life, adopted Scripture's predominant form--parallelism--as his own major poetic strategy. Hopkins saw that parallelism struck deep into the heart and soul, tapping into unconscious rhythms and bringing about a healing response that he identified as contemplation. Parallelism was to him the perfect statement of the integrity of outward form and inner meaning. Other critics have seen the parallelism in Hopkins's poems only on the auditory level of alliterations and assonances. Lichtmann, however, builds on the views held by Hopkins himself, who spoke of a parallelism of words and of thought engendered by the parallelism of sound. She distinguishes the integrating Parmenidean parallelisms of resemblance from the disintegrating Heraclitean parallelisms of antithesis. The tension between Parmenidean unity and Heraclitean variety is resolved only in the wordless communion of contemplation. This emphasis on contemplation offers a corrective to the overly emphasized Ignatian interpretation of Hopkins's poetry as meditative poetry. The book also makes clear that Hopkins's preference for contemplation sharply differentiates him from his Romantic predecessors as well as from the structuralists who now claim him. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Robert Bernard Martin
ISBN-10 9780571279739
Release 2011-06-16
Pages 480
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'Will surely rank as one of the foremost literary biographies of our time.' John Carey, Sunday Times In his lifetime Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) published just a single poem - only a few close friends were aware he wrote. Much of his work was burnt by fellow Jesuits on his death. And yet Hopkins is today a huge figure in English literature. Homosexual but terribly repressed, he channeled his emotions toward nature and God, with profound results. Princeton emeritus professor Martin, the only biographer to have unrestricted use of Hopkins' private papers, tells this extraordinary story from Hopkins' early life and studies at Oxford, through his tortuous conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism, to his struggle in later years to retain his very sanity. 'In Martin, the unhappy and tormented genius has found the most sympathetic and intelligent interpreter... [The book] goes to the heart of Hopkins, and plants him firmly before us as a Victorian, and a great one.' Allan Massie, Sunday Telegraph 'Martin follows Hopkins through his toils with sympathy and a great unshowy command of the facts. In this magnificently solicitous biography he has re-established the contours of the story definitively and made the homosexual drama integral to the better-known drama of conversion and poetics.' Seamus Heaney, Independent on Sunday 'The triumph of this learned, scrupulously detailed and persuasive biography is that it brings the reader as near as it is perhaps possible to come to living Hopkins' life, to sensing the mysterious crushing pressures that were for him intimately bound up with the richness and complexity of his writing.' Hilary Spurling, Daily Telegraph

Gerard Manley Hopkins A Study of Selected Poems

Gerard Manley Hopkins  A Study of Selected Poems Author John Gilroy
ISBN-10 9781847603678
Release 2016-06-09
Pages 104
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the book offers a detailed commentary on the poetry of Hopkins, exploring the significance of contemporary cultural issues and the poet's life as Catholic convert and Jesuit priest. Part 1 traces Hopkins's life from his early schooldays, his undergraduate years at Oxford and conversion to Catholicism, to his work as a Jesuit scholar and poet-priest. Part 2, explains the core principles of Hopkins's innovative and challenging poetry, including sections on inscape, instress and sprung rhythm. Part 3, provides a detailed critical commentary on most of the major poems, including The Wreck of the Deutschland, God's Grandeur, The Windhover, Pied Beauty, The Caged Skylark, Hurrahing in Harvest, Felix Randal, Spring and Fall, Inversnaid, the six 'Terrible Sonnets', and That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire. Part 4, explores the history of Hopkins criticism from that of his own contemporaries to twentieth century and current critical approaches. John Gilroy is also the author of Reading Philip Larkin: Selected Poms

An Emerging Dictionary for the Gospel and Culture

An Emerging Dictionary for the Gospel and Culture Author Leonard E. Hjalmarson
ISBN-10 9781606085073
Release 2010-07-06
Pages 178
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What? Another dictionary? Or really an anthology, organized alphabetically by virtue of a particular conversation. The idea for this project emerged from a free-for-all conversation around breakfast one morning. We had invoked any number of authors living and dead, and had spanned spirituality, leadership, education, philosophy, ecclesiology, and even cosmology. We heard from Augustine and Barth, Jim Wallis and Dallas Willard, referencing chaos and culture. Someone had even shared an ancient koan! Why . . . that's it. Why not a roving, eclectic dictionary that is both ridiculously current and particular, and at the same time broadly inclusive, reaching back to Augustine and St. Benedict. Why not write the ABCs of the emerging and missional conversation: this is Wishful Thinking (Buechner) meets A for Abductive (McLaren and Sweet) meets Soul Survivor (Yancey). And maybe there is just a touch of Brian McLaren in A Generous Orthodoxy. The rules are simple: no more than five words per letter; names and personalities can occur on either side, attached to a definition or as referencing a word or concept, and while the overall interest is theological, the focus is life and mission, not theory. Leave your luggage behind, climb aboard and join a journey of exploration that will enrich, challenge, and bring a smile to your face.

Gerard Manley HopkinsA Critical Study

Gerard Manley HopkinsA Critical Study Author S.K. Swarnkar
ISBN-10 8126905476
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 152
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The Present Book, Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Critical Study, Aims To Introduce The Readers To The Universally Acknowledged English Poet G.M. Hopkins. Although Not Recognized In His Times, His Popularity Has Increased With The Passing Of Years And Today His Poems Are Held In High Esteem. His Concept Of Poetry And Poetic Diction Distinguished Him From His Contemporary Victorian Poets. He Has Been Held By Many As Belonging More To The Twentieth Century Than The Nineteenth, Owing To His Technical Innovation And Intense Style. In His Poetry, The Rhythm Of The Verse Has Been Perfectly Fused With The Flow And Varying Emphasis Of Spoken Language. In Fact, Hopkins Skilfully United The Rhythmical Freedom Of The Middle Ages, The Religious Intensity Of The Early Seventeenth Century, The Response To Nature Of The Early Nineteenth, And He Envisioned The Twentieth Century In Challenging Conventional Encumbrances In Poetic Form.The Present Book Makes An In-Depth Study Of All The Aspects Of Poetic Art Of Hopkins. Since Hopkins Poems Have Been Considered By Many Students Of English Literature As Difficult To Analyse, The Book Aims At Providing A Complete Analytic Exposition Of His Major Works So As To Induce Interest In Readers By Enabling Them To Have An Easy Understanding Of His Poetic Style And Works. Beginning With A Biographical Sketch Of The Poet, The Book Elucidates His Theory Of Poetry. His Concepts Of Inscape , Instress , And Sprung Rhythm Have Been Much Discussed. The Book Acquaints The Readers With Hopkins Treatment Of Nature Which Has Always Been The Background Of His Poems. A Critical Analysis Of His Major Poems Is Another Attraction Of The Present Book.It Is Hoped That The Book Would Be Highly Useful To The Students And Teachers Of English Literature. It Will Encourage The General Readers To Read The Masterpiece Works Of G.M. Hopkins.

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Gerard Manley Hopkins
ISBN-10 9781442928329
Release 2009-05-06
Pages 152
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The Playfulness of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Playfulness of Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Fr Joseph J Feeney
ISBN-10 9781409474937
Release 2013-04-28
Pages 228
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Renowned Hopkins expert Joseph J. Feeney, SJ, offers a fresh take on Gerard Manley Hopkins which shakes our understanding of his poetry and his life and points towards the next phase in Hopkins studies. While affirming the received view of Hopkins as a major poet of nature, religion, and psychology, Feeney finds a pervasive, rarely noticed playfulness by employing both the theory of play and close reading of his texts. This new Hopkins lived a playful life from childhood till death as a student who loved puns and jokes and wrote parodies, comic verse, and satires; as a Jesuit who played and organized games and had "a gift for mimicry;" and most significantly, as a poet and prose stylist who rewards readers with unexpected displays of whimsy and incongruity, even, strikingly, in "The Wreck of the Deutschland," "The Windhover," and the "Terrible Sonnets." Feeney convincingly argues that Hopkins's distinctive playfulness is inextricably bound to his sense of fun, his creativity, his style, and his competitiveness with other poets. In unexpected images, quirky metaphors, strange perspectives, puns, coinages, twisted syntax, wordmusic, and sprung rhythm, we see his playful streak burst forth to adorn those works critics consider his most brilliant. No one who absorbs this book's radical readings will ever see and hear Hopkins's poetry and prose quite the way they used to.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Gerald Roberts
ISBN-10 9781136173325
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 400
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Author Gerard Manley Hopkins
ISBN-10 9780486320779
Release 2013-09-02
Pages 128
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Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins created verse that combined material sensuousness with asceticism. This anthology features all of his mature work, including the well-known elegy, "The Wreck of the Deutschland."

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly Author Holly Faith Nelson
ISBN-10 1554582067
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 480
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Suffering, the sacred, and the sublime are concepts that often surface in humanities research in an attempt to come to terms with what is challenging, troubling or impossible to represent. These intersecting concepts are used to mediate the gap between the spoken and the unspeakable, between experience and language, between body and spirit, between the immanent and the transcendent, and between the human and the divine. The twenty-five essays in Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory, written by international scholars working in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, and history, address the ways in which literature and theory have engaged with these three concepts and related concerns. The contributors analyze literary and theoretical texts from the medieval period to the postmodern age, from the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, and Herbert to those of Endô Shûsaku, Alice Munro, Annie Dillard, Emmanuel Levinas, and Slavoj Žižek. This book will be of particular interest to scholars of religion and literature, philosophy and literature, aesthetic theory, and trauma studies.

Preaching the Poetry of the Gospels

Preaching the Poetry of the Gospels Author Elizabeth Michael Boyle
ISBN-10 0814628915
Release 2003
Pages 240
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Can an understanding of the poetics of the Gospels, together with a reading of poetry inspired by them, make the homily an art form as compelling as a poetry performance? In Preaching the Poetry of the Gospels, Elizabeth Michael Boyle, O.P., offers a preaching guide to the Sunday Lectionary using the insights of poets to enliven and elicit more powerful homilies. Preaching the Poetry of the Gospels demonstrates that not only the Fourth Gospel but also the Synoptics can be read with special understanding when they are interpreted as narrative poetry. For each Sunday, from the first Sunday in Advent through Trinity Sunday, the author offers a poet's reflection on the literary devices in the liturgical texts, and a gathering of poems about the gospel event. Chapters are "Incarnation: Advent to Epiphany, " "Redemption: Ash Wednesday through Holy Week, " "Resurrection: The Sundays of Easter, " "Transformation: Ascension to Trinity Sunday, " and "Reclaiming the Poetry of Ordinary Time."

The Gospel of Everyone

The Gospel of Everyone Author Paul Totah
ISBN-10 9781532614408
Release 2017-01-16
Pages 106
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This poetic retelling of the Gospel of Luke imagines how the people surrounding Jesus--including the "minor characters" who appear only once or twice--reacted to this man. Rather than discuss the history, the politics, or the theology surrounding Jesus of Nazareth, these poems enter into the human experiences of what it might have been like to walk side-by-side on the dusty roads to Emmaus, Jericho, or Jerusalem, feeling the heat of the day while hearing what this man has to say and watching him perform simple acts of kindness as well as miracles that confounded, confused, and inspired those around him. As you read these poems, you'll also see the struggle the apostles and others felt as they tried to determine just who was this man. Enter into their amazement, hope, despair, and more as they fall in love with a man who gives them hope for a better way to live and for a better world. Enter into the minds, too, of those who opposed and betrayed him to see their struggle. Finally, read these poems as a way to connect your own humanity to Jesus' humanity, in part, to transform him from icon to flesh and blood.