Modern Christian Revolutionaries

An Introduction to the Lives and Thought Of: Kierkegaard, Eric Gill, G. K. Chesterton, C. F. Andrews [and] Berdyaev

Author: Donald Attwater

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub


Category: Religion

Page: 390

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This is a new release of the original 1947 edition.

The Christian Revolutionary: John Milton

Author: Hugh M. Richmond

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1974.

The Verse Revolutionaries

Ezra Pound, H.D. and The Imagists

Author: Helen Carr

Publisher: Random House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

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The Verse Revolutionaries tells the story of the Imagists, a turbulent and colourful group of poets, who came together in London in the years before the First World War. As T. S. Eliot was to say, appropriately re-invoking the Imagist habit of turning anything they admired into French, the imagist movement was modern poetry's point de repère, the landmark venture that inaugurated Anglo-American literary modernism. A disparate, stormy group, who had dispersed before the twenties began, these 'verse revolutionaries' received both abuse and acclaim, but their poetry, fragmented, pared-down, elliptical yet direct, exerted a powerful influence on modernist writers, and contributed vitally to the transformation of American and British cultural life in those crucial years. Among those involved were the Americans Ezra Pound, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Amy Lowell and John Gould Fletcher, and the British T.E. Hulme, F.S. Flint, Richard Aldington and D.H. Lawrence. On the edges of the story are figures such as W.B. Yeats, Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis and T. S. Eliot. They came from very different class backgrounds, a heterogeneous mélange then only possible in a great metropolis like London. The Verse Revolutionaries traces the passionate interactions, love affairs and bitter quarrels of these aspiring poets from 1905 to 1917. Helen Carr unpicks the story of how they came together, what they gained from each other in the heady excitement of those early days, and what were the fissures that eventually broke up the movement and their friendships in the dark days of the Great War. Her compelling account challenges the conventional view of Imagism, and offers an acute analysis of the poetry, of the psychology of the individuals involved, and of the evolution and emergence of a transformative cultural movement.

Religion, Politics, and the Christian Right

Post-9/11 Powers and American Empire

Author: Mark Lewis Taylor

Publisher: Fortress Press


Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Princeton theologian Mark Taylor here looks at the influence and stance of the right-wing Christian movement in the U.S. He questions its religious authenticity, its claim to be called Christian, and the ethical stands it has taken in national politics of the last ten years. The heart of Taylor's argument is Jesus himself. Using the latest New Testament scholarship on the historical Jesus and his tactic in relation to the Roman Empire, Taylor argues that Jesus' life and work and message are inherently political and driven by the need to show God's love for the poor, condemnation of the oppressor, and search for a reign of justice. These Christian hallmarks, Taylor asserts, stand as a critical corrective to a distorted Christianity that often dominates the U.S. political scene today.

Revolutionary Christian Citizenship

Author: John Howard Yoder

Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.


Category: Religion

Page: 172

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In a world where many believers have lost a sense of their true home in God’s alternative society, Revolutionary Christian Citizenship addresses the difficulties of being both a follower of Jesus and a citizen of a political nation. Down-to-earth and original, theologian John Howard Yoder challenges traditional understanding of politics and reconsiders Christian citizenship in three parts: the witness of Jesus, the witness of the church, and witness in action. More accessible and practical than most of Yoder’s works, Revolutionary Christian Citizenship bridges the gap between faith and politics, equipping us to faithfully represent Christ in society and wage peace in a world of war. Book Two in the Yoder for Everyone series. Free downloadable study guide available here.

The Reluctant Revolutionary

Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History

Author: John A. Moses

Publisher: Berghahn Books


Category: History

Page: 324

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a uniquely reluctant and distinctly German Lutheran revolutionary. In this volume, the author, an Anglican priest and historian, argues that Bonhoeffer's powerful critique of Germany's moral derailment needs to be understood as the expression of a devout Lutheran Protestant. Bonhoeffer gradually recognized the ways in which the intellectual and religious traditions of his own class - the Bildungsbürgertum - were enabling Nazi evil. In response, he offered a religiously inspired call to political opposition and Christian witness-which cost him his life. The author investigates Bonhoeffer's stance in terms of his confrontation with the legacy of Hegelianism and Neo-Rankeanism, and by highlighting Bonhoeffer's intellectual and spiritual journey, shows how his endeavor to politicially reeducate the German people must be examined in theological terms.

New Directions in American Religious History

Author: Harry S. Stout

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The eighteen essays collected in this book originate from a conference of the same title, held at the Wingspread Conference Center in October of 1993. Leading scholars were invited to reflect on their specialties in American religious history in ways that summarized both where the field is and where it ought to move in the decades to come. The essays are organized according to four general themes: places and regions, universal themes, transformative events, and marginal groups and ethnocultural "outsiders." They address a wide range of specific topics including Puritanism, Protestantism and economic behavior, gender and sexuality in American Protestantism, and the twentieth-century de-Christianization of American public culture. Among the contributors are such distinguished scholars as David D. Hall, Donald G. Matthews, Allen C. Guelzo, Gordon S. Wood, Daniel Walker Howe, Robert Wuthnow, Jon Butler, David A. Hollinger, Harry S. Stout, and John Higham. Taken together, these essays reveal a rapidly expanding field of study that is breaking out of its traditional confines and spilling into all of American history. The book takes the measure of the changes of the last quarter-century and charts numerous challenges to future work.

Historical Dictionary of Kierkegaard's Philosophy

Author: Julia Watkin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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This volume, which follows hard on the heels of publication of the final volume of the 26-volume set of Kierkegaard's writings (Princeton, 1980-2000), allows its readers 'to find their way quickly to relevant sources of help,' elucidates Kierkegaard's 'central concepts,' and demonstrates the contemporary relevance of his ideas (he is 'important because of his emphasis on human subjectivity').