Christian Theology and Tragedy : Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory Hardback
Edited by Dr. Kevin Taylor
Part of the Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts series
Drawing together leading scholars from both theological and literary backgrounds, Christian Theology and Tragedy explores the rich variety of conversations between theology and tragedy.
Three main areas are examined: theological readings of a range of tragic literature, from plays to novels and the Bible itself; how theologians have explored tragedy theologically; and how theology can interact with various tragic theories. Encompassing a range of perspectives and topics, this book demonstrates how theologians can make productive use of the work of tragedians, tragic theorists and tragic philosophers.
Common misconceptions - that tragedy is monolithic, easily definable, or gives straightforward answers to theodicy - are also addressed.
Interdisciplinary in nature, this book will appeal to both the theological and literary fields.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 270 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/09/2011
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9780754669401