In this Book

Silence, the Word and the Sacred
summary

The result of a dialogue between poets and scholars on the meaning and making of the sacred, this book endeavours to determine how the sacred emerges in sacred script as well as in poetic discourse. It ranges through scholarship in areas as apparently disparate as postmodernism and Buddhism. The perspectives developed are various and without closure, locating the sacred in modes as diverse as patristic traditions, feminist retranslations of biblical texts, and oral and written versions of documents from the world’s religions. The essays cohere in their preoccupation with the crucial role language plays in the creation of the sacred, particularly in the relation that language bears to silence. In their interplay, language does not silence silence by, rather, calls the other as sacred into articulate existence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Foreword
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. viii-xi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-9
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. I: Experience of the Sacred by Poets and Writers
  2. p. 11
  1. The Words of Silence: Past and Present
  2. pp. 13-20
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Poetry and Positivisms: High-Muck-A-Muck or "Spiritual Ketchup"
  2. pp. 21-50
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. St. Teresa's Jouissance: Toward a Rhetoric of Reading the Sacred
  2. pp. 51-65
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes on a Poetics of the Sacred
  2. pp. 67-82
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Word as Symbol in Sacred Experience
  2. pp. 83-109
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Spiritual Power of Oral and Written Scripture
  2. pp. 111-137
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. II: The Sacred Word in Specific Settings
  2. p. 139
  1. Evoking the Sacred through Language, Metalanguage, and the "Arts" in Native American and Arctic Experience
  2. pp. 141-147
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Le sacré et l'autre Parole : selon une voix feministe
  2. pp. 149-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Word that Transfigures
  2. pp. 163-168
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. God's "Back Parts": Silence and the Accommodating Word
  2. pp. 169-187
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Fullness and Silence: Poetry and the Sacred Word
  2. pp. 189-204
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. III: Conclusion
  2. p. 205
  1. Sublations: Silence in Poetic and Sacred Discourse
  2. pp. 207-220
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 221-226
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.