Transposing labels: faith, church and “Christian” books

by Anna Blanch on August 3, 2011

TranspositionsIn the third post in this series looking back over my last year of articles on Transpositions,I offer articles on “Christian” books,  labels – whether they be disciplinary or mere convenience, and the hope of the poetry of Les Murray and Malcolm Guite.

 

 

Transposition is very much what poetry and all literary art is about. To hear snatches from the huge unknowable symphony of experience, to catch them and transpose them to a key that resonates with our understanding, so that at some...Faith, Hope and Poetry: A Review

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The first time Les Murray’s poem, “Church,” was published, in 2005, it was accompanied by an interview with the poet. Valentina Polukhina asked: “You are regarded as an eccentric Australian voice, a rural poet speaking for an urban culture, a...

Going to “Church” with Les Murray

The first time Les Murray’s poem, “Church,” was published, in 2005, it was accompanied by an interview with the poet. Valentina Polukhina asked: “You are regarded as an eccentric Australian voice, a rural poet speaking for an urban culture, Continue Reading

In my last post, I asked whether it is profitable for us as readers and authors to use the label “Christian” to describe certain literature. That is to say, even if I accept that Christian literature, whatever that means, is...

Why I don’t just read “Christian” books

In my last post, I asked whether it is profitable for us as readers and authors to use the label “Christian” to describe certain literature. That is to say, even if I accept that Christian literature, whatever that means, is…Continue Reading Every now and then, someone will challenge why I would consider thinking through literature theologically, or whether thinking about theological texts and scripture with all my skills and training in how to read literary texts is a valuable occupation for...

Are labels useful? or, why I’m not sure about “Christian” Literature

Every now and then, someone will challenge why I would consider thinking through literature theologically, or whether thinking about theological texts and scripture with all my skills and training in how to read literary texts is a valuable occupation for…Continue Reading

“The dreadful thing about so much theology is that, in relation to the reality of the human situation, it is so superficial. Theological categories (really mere theological formulae) are ‘armed without sufficient depth of understanding insensitively misunderstood. Theologians need therefore...Literature and Religion (and Theology)

“The dreadful thing about so much theology is that, in relation to the reality of the human situation, it is so superficial. Theological categories (really mere theological formulae) are ‘armed without sufficient depth of understanding insensitively misunderstood. Theologians need therefore…Continue Reading…

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