This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Hawkins explores both traditional and contemporary ways grace has been handled in literature.
The traditional representation of grace is explained using, among other things, the parables of Jesus. Then he turns to more contemporary literature, including O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find, Percy's The Second Coming, and Murdoch's A Word Child. Through these novels and short stories, Hawkins highlights the impoverishment of spirit and imagination when religious language fails us. He presents three writers struggling to bridge the gap between ourselves and those mysterious realities we can no longer talk about.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Peter S. Hawkins is Professor of Religion at Boston University and director of the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts. He formerly taught at the Yale Divinity School.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Seabury Books 9/1/2004, 2004. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Hawkins, Peter S. / The Language of Grace: Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Iris Murdoch (Seabury Classics) (Paperback or Softback). Seller Inventory # BBS-9781596280021
Book Description SEABURY BOOKS, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1596280026
Book Description SEABURY BOOKS, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111596280026
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-1596280026
Book Description SEABURY BOOKS, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. large type edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1596280026n