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The Resource A theology of nonsense, Josephine Gabelman ; foreword by John Milbank

A theology of nonsense, Josephine Gabelman ; foreword by John Milbank

Label
A theology of nonsense
Title
A theology of nonsense
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Gabelman ; foreword by John Milbank
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There is within all theological utterances something of the ridiculous, perhaps more so in Christianity, given its proclivity for the paradoxical and the childlike. Yet, few theologians are willing to discuss that consent to the Christian doctrine often requires a faith that goes beyond reason or does not exclusively identify with it. There seems to be a fear that the association of theology with the absurd will give fuel to the skeptic's refrain: "you can't seriously believe in all that nonsense" This book considers the legitimacy of the skeptic's objection and rather than trying to explain away points of logical contradiction, the author explores the possibility that an idea can be contrary to rationality and also true and meaningful. The study involves the systematic analysis of central stylistic features of literary nonsense using Lewis Carroll's famous Alice stories as exemplar. The project culminates in the setting up of a nonsense theology by considering the practical and evangelical ramifications of associating Christian faith with nonsense literature; and conversely, the value of relating theological principles to the study of literary nonsense. Ultimately, the research suggests that faith is always a risk and that a strictly rational apologetic misrepresents the nature of Christian truth--
Assigning source
Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabelman, Josephine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faith and reason
  • Paradox
  • Nonsense literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Faith and reason
  • Nonsense literature
  • Paradox
  • Religion and literature
  • Christentum
  • Theologie
  • Unsinn
  • RELIGION / Theology
Label
A theology of nonsense, Josephine Gabelman ; foreword by John Milbank
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Christian Unreason -- 1. The Paradoxical -- 2. The Anarchic -- 3. The Childlike -- Part II. Celestial Nonsense -- 4. Nonsense Theology
Control code
on1104539639
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780718847340
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvj2trm0
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104539639
Label
A theology of nonsense, Josephine Gabelman ; foreword by John Milbank
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Christian Unreason -- 1. The Paradoxical -- 2. The Anarchic -- 3. The Childlike -- Part II. Celestial Nonsense -- 4. Nonsense Theology
Control code
on1104539639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780718847340
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvj2trm0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104539639

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