Approaches to Poetry, Theology and Philosophy
Edited By Martin Potter, Malgorzata Grzegorzewska and Jean Ward
This collection of essays explores poetry’s contribution to the expression of theological wonder, which can occur both in ordinary life and in the natural world or can arise in the context of explicitly supernatural mystical experience. Poets have a special role in capturing religious awe in ways beyond the power of discursive language. Some essays in this book approach the subject on a theoretical level, working with theology, philosophy and literary criticism. Others provide close readings of poems in which the engagement with a variously understood idea or experience of wonder is prominent, from the English-language tradition and outside it. Poets from culturally and historically different backgrounds are thus drawn together through the focus on the meaning of wonder.
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Editorial Assistant: Daniel Kaczyński
Reviewer: Francesca Bugliani-Knox
This publication has been subsidised by the Institute of English and American Studies of Gdańsk University and by the Institute of English of Warsaw University.
Cover photograph: © Izabela Szymańska
ISBN 978-3-631-74524-3 (Print)
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