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9781667850320

A Beautiful Absurdity Christian Poetry of the Sacred

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  • ISBN13:

    9781667850320

  • ISBN10:

    1667850326

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-09-19
  • Publisher: BookBaby

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While the poetry is Christian-based and this book is primarily intended for a Christian readership, people of other spiritual faiths, or no religious faith at all, will find new ways to look at what is meant by God, Jesus Christ, faith and the sacred in an age of profane consciousness and culture. The ideas and ideals of the Christian faith can be integrated into one's life, and each poem offers a fresh perspective at pursuing a life filled with purpose, value, and hope.

The holy absurdity and strangeness of the Christian vision is provocatively presented through a counter-intuitive use of language, metaphors, and images. The reader is challenged to not only experience original insights, but to have what is familiar become strangely new and meaningful.

Author Biography

Dr. Alan Altany has B.A. and M.A. degrees in Catholic theology, and a Ph.D. in religious studies. Before his academic career as a college and university professor and director of professional faculty development, he worked as a high school and parish religious educator, factory and lawn maintenance worker, farm worker, hotel clerk, etc. He continues to teach (Comparative Religions) on a part-time basis and both wants and needs to write poetry. He has also written two novels dealing with spiritual quest and Christian mysticism.

As a young man, Dr. Altany published and edited a small magazine of poetry entitled The Beggar's Bowl. Now in his older age, he hopes the present time of his life is the most creative, original, and fruitful so far, as poet, person, and follower of Christ. His writing is done with the always nearby companionship of his golden retriever, Zeke, whose life of love and play daily reminds Dr. Altany that love and bliss are our purpose and destiny.

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