Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory

1st Edition

Kevin Taylor, Giles Waller

Published September 28, 2011
Reference - 270 Pages
ISBN 9780754669401 - CAT# Y238258
Series: Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

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Drawing together leading scholars from both theological and literary backgrounds, Christian Theology and Tragedy explores the rich variety of conversations between theology and tragedy. Three main areas are examined: theological readings of a range of tragic literature, from plays to novels and the Bible itself; how theologians have explored tragedy theologically; and how theology can interact with various tragic theories. Encompassing a range of perspectives and topics, this book demonstrates how theologians can make productive use of the work of tragedians, tragic theorists and tragic philosophers. Common misconceptions - that tragedy is monolithic, easily definable, or gives straightforward answers to theodicy - are also addressed. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book will appeal to both the theological and literary fields.

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