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    Mariner

    A Theological Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    by Malcolm Guite

    Poet and theologian Malcolm Guite leads readers on a journey with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whose own life paralleled the experience in his famous poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." On this theological voyage, Guite draws out the continuing relevance of this work and the ability of poetry to communicate the truths of humanity's fallenness, our need for grace, and the possibility of redemption.

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    An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

    Explorer's Guides

    by Veronica Mary Rolf

    Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an amazing work: an example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.

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    The Messiah Comes to Middle-Earth

    Images of Christ's Threefold Office in The Lord of the Rings

    Hansen Lectureship Series

    by Philip Ryken

    Can The Lord of the Rings help us understand the Christian faith more deeply? From the inaugural Hansen Lectureship series, Wheaton College president Philip Ryken mines the riches of Tolkien’s theological imagination. In the characters of Gandalf, Frodo, and Aragorn, Ryken hears echoes of the one who is the true prophet, priest, and king, considering what that threefold office means for the calling of all Christians.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    A Subversive Gospel

    Flannery O'Connor and the Reimagining of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    by Michael Mears Bruner

    The good news of Jesus Christ is a subversive gospel, and following Jesus is a subversive act. Exploring the theological aesthetic of American author Flannery O'Connor, Michael Bruner argues that her fiction reveals what discipleship to Jesus Christ entails by subverting the traditional understandings of beauty, truth, and goodness.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Silence and Beauty

    Hidden Faith Born of Suffering

    by Makoto Fujimura
    Foreword by Philip Yancey

    Internationally renowned artist Makoto Fujimura reflects on Shusaku Endo's novel Silence and grapples with the nature of art, pain and culture. Showing that light is yet present in darkness, he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and finds connections to how faith is lived in contexts of trauma.

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    Christianity and Literature

    Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice

    Christian Worldview Integration Series

    by David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet

    In this book David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet offer a feast of theoretical and practical discernment. After an examination of literature and truth, theological aesthetics, and the literary character of the Bible, they turn to a brief survey of literature from medieval times to the present, highlighting distinctively Christian themes.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    From Achilles to Christ

    Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics

    by Louis Markos

    In From Achilles to Christ, Louis Markos introduces readers to the great narratives of classical mythology from a Christian perspective. He dispels common notions about the dangers of reading classical literature and shows how hero stories are a foreshadowing of Christ.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Words & the Word

    Explorations in Biblical Interpretation and Literary Theory

    Edited by David G. Firth and Jamie A. Grant

    In recent decades scholarly study of the Bible has taken a literary turn. Now literary theory has taken its place at the hermeneutical table and demands a voice in the conversation. Words and the Word, edited by David Firth and Jamie A. Grant, offers eight informative and stimulating essays that will bring readers abreast of this conversation.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Changing Signs of Truth

    A Christian Introduction to the Semiotics of Communication

    by Crystal L. Downing

    Crystal Downing brings the postmodern theory of semiotics within reach for today's evangelists. Following the idea of the sign through Scripture, church history and the academy, Downing shows you how signs work and how sensitivity to their dynamics can make or break an attempt to communicate truth.

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    Restoring Beauty

    The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis

    by Louis Markos

    Louis Markos analyzes C. S. Lewis's eleven novels and many nonfiction works showing how the twin concepts of beauty and truth continually led Lewis back to God.

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