1st Edition

A Theology Of Reading
The Hermeneutics Of Love





ISBN 9780813365664
Published November 28, 2001 by Routledge
199 Pages

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Book Description

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. Through theological reflection interspersed with readings of literary texts (Shakespeare and Cervantes, Nabokov and Nicholson Baker, George Eliot and W. H. Auden and Dickens), Jacobs pursues an elusive quarry: the charitable reader.

Table of Contents

Prelude -- Contexts and Obstacles -- The Illuminati -- Love and Knowledge -- Transfer of Charisma -- Love and the Suspicious Spirit -- Quixotic Reading -- Kenosis -- Two Charitable Readers -- Justice -- Postlude

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