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  • The Revelation of Imagination: From Homer and the Bible through Virgil and Augustine to Dante
  • William Franke
  • 2015
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  • Published by: Northwestern University Press
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In The Revelation of Imagination, William Franke attempts to focus on what is enduring and perennial rather than on what is accommodated to the agenda of the moment. Franke’s book offers re-actualized readings of representative texts from the Bible, Homer, and Virgil to Augustine and Dante. The selections are linked together in such a way as to propose a general interpretation of knowledge. They emphasize, moreover, a way of articulating the connection of humanities knowledge with what may, in various senses, be called divine revelation. This includes the sort of inspiration to which poets since Homer have typically laid claim, as well as that proper to the biblical tradition of revealed religion. The Revelation of Imagination invigorates the ongoing discussion about the value of humanities as a source of enduring knowledge.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-2
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  1. Introduction. Involved Knowing: On the Poetic Epistemology of the Humanities
  2. pp. 3-28
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  1. 1. Humanities Tradition and the Bible
  2. pp. 29-98
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  1. 2. Homer’s Musings and the Divine Muse
  2. pp. 99-164
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  1. 3. Virgil’s Invention of History as Prophecy
  2. pp. 165-236
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  1. 4. Augustine’s Discovery of Reading as Revelation
  2. pp. 237-306
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  1. 5. Dante’s Poetics of Revelation
  2. pp. 307-374
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  1. Conclusion: Canonicity, Creativity, and the Unlimited Vision of Literature, or Theology of Literature as Meta-Critique of Epistemology
  2. pp. 375-396
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 397-406
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780810131200
Related ISBN(s)
9780810131194, 9780810131828
MARC Record
OCLC
914325861
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-25
Language
English
Open Access
No

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