World as Word: Philosophical Theology in Gerard Manley Hopkins
World as Word: Philosophical Theology in Gerard Manley Hopkins  -     By: Bernadette Waterman Ward
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Catholic University of America Press / 2001 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Catholic University of America Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.78 X 5.80 X 0.97 (inches)
ISBN: 081321016X
ISBN-13: 9780813210162

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The arresting poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins arises from philosophical engagement with the Trinity, the Incarnation, and other mysteries of Christian revelation. No previous study has explored his poetry in the light of his philosophical theology. Hopkins's thoughts on justice and language challenge today's inhuman literary theories. With explications of more than twenty-nine of Hopkins's intricate poems and difficult prose, this study traces Hopkins's engagement with his age. New, philosophically rigorous definitions of Hopkins's key poetic terms - inscape and instress - detail exactly how he discovered the possibility of multiple true concepts of things, each grounded in reality but demanding the participation of the moral will. Doubt of the possibility of historical truth drove many Victorians to scientism or vague religious sentimentalism. Hopkins asserted that humans physically can and morally must learn truth. Haunted by a sense that experience is incommunicably singular, and aware that culture and consciousness shape history, he found support in the personalist religious epistemology of John Henry Newman. On it Hopkins formed his poetics, later enriched by John Duns Sco

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