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Death and the Displacement of Beauty


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A Place of Springs

A Place of Springs

1st Edition

By Grace M. Jantzen, Jeremy Carrette, Morny Joy
January 29, 2010

In this book Grace Jantzen constructs a Quaker spirituality of beauty as a theological-philosophical response to a world preoccupied with death and violence. Having mapped the foundations of western cultural violence in the Greco-Roman period and the Judea-Christian tradition in Foundations of ...

Violence to Eternity

Violence to Eternity

1st Edition

By Grace M. Jantzen, Jeremy Carrette, Morny Joy
January 07, 2009

In this volume Grace M. Jantzen continues her groundbreaking analysis of death and beauty in western thought by examining the religious roots of death and violence in the Jewish and Christian tradition, which underlie contemporary values. She shows how man’s fear of the female is often ...

Foundations of Violence

Foundations of Violence

1st Edition

By Grace M Jantzen, Grace M. Jantzen
July 06, 2004

The pursuit of death and the love of death has characterized Western culture from Homeric times through centuries of Christianity, taking particular deadly shapes in Western postmodernity. This necrophilia shows itself in destruction and violence, in a focus on other worlds and degradation of this...

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