Literature and Spirituality

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-12-07
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Literature and Spirituality#xA0;is part of Longman's The Essential Literature Series.#xA0;This book takes the reader on a literary spritiual journal through diverse works of literature.#xA0; This anthology of literary works gives a taste of some of the ways writers have explored, shared, dismissed, or argued about the ultimate, spiritual questions of life.#xA0; The first goal of this book is to give a range of works which show how authors can take us beyond our immediate, daily experience.#xA0; The second, more subtle, goal of this work is that readers will seek to find health in their spiritual lives.#xA0; In spite of radical differences, the religions of the world share a common concern:#xA0; humanity is searching for a spiritual peace which can give the individual an anchor to survive the storms of life.#xA0; The editors of this anthology have their firm conclusions about how people can find peace with God.#xA0; They invite you to also explore this issue for yourself.#xA0; They hope that these selections will challenge you to seek the personal peace and spiritual health which Jesus promised. #xA0;

Table of Contents

Genre Approach to Spiritualityp. ix
American Literature from Theism to Postmodernism: A Historiography of Spiritualityp. xi
Spirituality in the Context of the Judeo-Christian Traditionp. xiii
Spirituality in Non-Western, Non-Judeo-Christian Contextsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Spirituality As Questp. 4
from Dhammapadap. 4
from To Teh Kingp. 7
from Siddharthap. 9
Three Parables about Losing and Finding (including the Prodigal Son)p. 17
from Confessionsp. 19
The Ascent of Mount Ventouxp. 30
from Confessionsp. 36
The New Colossusp. 44
The Waste Landp. 46
Journey of the Magip. 49
from Zaabalawip. 51
Movie Guide for The Fiddler on the Roofp. 59
Spirituality in the Context of Pride, Rebellion, and Submissionp. 64
from Mere Christianityp. 65
from The Screwtape Lettersp. 71
from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobep. 75
from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichp. 84
On His Blindness (When I Consider How My Light Is Spent)p. 99
Holy Sonnet 14: Batter My Heart, Three-Personed Godp. 100
The Collarp. 101
The Anvil-God's Wordp. 102
Dead Men's Pathp. 104
Movie Guide for Chariots of Firep. 107
Products of Spirituality: Belief, Prayers, Worship, and Moralityp. 110
The Story of Josephp. 110
Joseph in the Biblep. 111
Joseph in the Koranp. 127
Psalmsp. 134
Psalm 51-from The Biblep. 135
Psalm 104-from The Biblep. 136
Psalm 139-from The Biblep. 138
from the Bhagavad-Gitap. 140
Husband Insidep. 149
Let Us Go to a Realm Beyond Goingp. 151
Healing Prayer from the Beautyway Chantp. 152
Contemplationsp. 153
The Declaration of Independencep. 161
God's Grandeurp. 164
Ralph Waldo Emersonp. 165
Each and Allp. 166
Urielp. 167
The Giftp. 169
Dawnp. 170
Two Kindsp. 171
Where Mountain Lion Lay Down with Deerp. 180
The Bearp. 182
Movie Guide for A Man for All Seasonsp. 183
Challenges of Spirituality: Faith, Dilemma, Duplicity, and Doubtp. 187
Young Goodman Brownp. 187
The Second Comingp. 197
Emily Dickinsonp. 198
Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Churchp. 199
The Lightning is a Yellow Forkp. 199
The Preacher: Ruminates Behind the Sermonp. 200
We Wear the Maskp. 201
Salvationp. 202
The Fury of Aerial Bombardmentp. 205
from The House on Mango Streetp. 206
from Stealing Buddha's Dinnerp. 209
Movie Guide for Sergeant Yorkp. 217
Life, Redemption, Death, and the Afterlife in Context of Spiritualityp. 220
Spiritualsp. 220
Go Down, Mosesp. 221
I Know Moon-Risep. 221
Thanatopsisp. 223
The Ephemera: An Emblem of Human Lifep. 225
The Middle Yearsp. 227
A Mystery of Heroismp. 243
Last Wordsp. 250
Facing Itp. 251
A Good Man Is Hard to Findp. 253
Everymanp. 265
Creditsp. 289
Indexp. 291
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