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Locations of the Sacred : Essays on Religion, Literature, and Canadian Culture.

Author/Creator:
James, William Closson.
Publication:
Waterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1998.
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1 online resource (289 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Spirituality in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
CHAPTER 1 Dislocating the Sacred: The Protestant Voice
The Protestant Voice
A Protestant Trio: Davies, MacLennan, and Laurence
Imprisonment and Liberation
How Is Canadian Literature "Religious"?
The Protestant Principle in English-Canadian Fiction
A Tentative Conclusion
CHAPTER 2 Relocating the Sacred: The Human Ground of Transcendence
Eternity and Transcendence
Eternity" in Callaghan and MacLennan
The Ordinary and the Sacred in Mitchell and Munro
Divining the Depths in Davies, Laurence, and Atwood
Conclusion
CHAPTER 3 Nature as the Locale of the Sacred
Native and Christian Attitudes
Some Typical Canadian Views
Geography over History
A New Direction
CHAPTER 4 In Quest of the Sacred: The Canoe Trip
The Quest Pattern
States of the Quest
Transformative Quest and Canadian Character
The Canoe Trip as Initiation Rite
Conclusion
CHAPTER 5 Sacred Death: The Belcher Islands Massacre
Introduction
Geographical and Religious Backgrounds
Narrative of the Events
The Contemporary Reaction to the Murders
Analysis
A Personal Epilogue
CHAPTER 6 Theodicy and the Sacred: A. M. Klein and Hugh MacLennan
Parallel Dislocations
The Second Scroll as Theodicy
The Watch that Ends the Night and Selfhood
The Everyman and the Self
Chaos into Cosmos
CHAPTER 7 Love and the Sacred: The Ambiguities of Morley Callaghan's Such Is My Beloved
Callaghan's "Certain Perceptions
The Two Conflicting Realms
The Song of Songs: Love and the Sacred
Conclusion: Incarnational Humanism
CHAPTER 8 Sacred Passages: Native Symbols in Atwood and Engel
The Female Initiation Pattern
Atwood's Surfacing
Engel's Bear
Conclusion.
CHAPTER 9 Nordicity and the Sacred: The Journeys of Thomas York and Aritha van Herk
The Fugitive
The Spiritual Quest
The Return to the South in Desireless
No End to This Road": Aritha van Herk
CHAPTER 10 Mutuality and the Sacred: Joy Kogawa
From Divine Abandonment to Human Solidarity
Bread and Stones and Names in Obasan
From Silence to Communion
Conclusion
References
Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: James, William Closson Locations of the Sacred
ISBN:
9780889207578
9780889203679
OCLC:
922951022