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A Theology Of Reading

The Hermeneutics Of Love, 1st Edition

By Alan Jacobs


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If the whole of the Christian life is to be governed by the ?law of love??the twofold love of God and one's neighbor?what might it mean to read lovingly? That is the question that drives this unique book. Jacobs pursues this challenging task by alternating largely theoretical, theological chapters?drawing above all on Augustine and Mikhail Bakhtin?

Table of Contents

Prelude -- 1 Contexts and Obstacles -- Interlude A: The Illuminati -- 2 Love and Knowledge -- Interlude B: Transfer of Charisma -- 3 Love and the Suspicious Spirit -- Interlude C: Quixotic Reading -- 4 Kenosis -- Interlude D: Two Charitable Readers -- 5 Justice -- Postlude

About the Author

Alan Jacobs is professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the author of What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden's Poetry, A Visit to Vanity Fair and Other Moral Essays, and many essays of literary and cultural criticism. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Theological Horizons.

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