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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 Spirituality||p. ix|
|American Literature from Theism to Postmodernism: A Historiography of Spirituality||p. xi|
|Spirituality in the Context of the Judeo-Christian Tradition||p. xiii|
|Spirituality in Non-Western, Non-Judeo-Christian Contexts||p. xv|
|Spirituality As Quest||p. 4|
|from Dhammapada||p. 4|
|from Tâo Teh King||p. 7|
|from Siddhartha||p. 9|
|Three Parables about Losing and Finding (including the Prodigal Son)||p. 17|
|from Confessions||p. 19|
|The Ascent of Mount Ventoux||p. 30|
|from Confessions||p. 36|
|The New Colossus||p. 44|
|The Waste Land||p. 46|
|Journey of the Magi||p. 49|
|from Zaabalawi||p. 51|
|Movie Guide for The Fiddler on the Roof||p. 59|
|Spirituality in the Context of Pride, Rebellion, and Submission||p. 64|
|from Mere Christianity||p. 65|
|from The Screwtape Letters||p. 71|
|from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||p. 75|
|from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich||p. 84|
|On His Blindness (When I Consider How My Light Is Spent)||p. 99|
|Holy Sonnet 14: Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God||p. 100|
|The Collar||p. 101|
|The Anvil-God's Word||p. 102|
|Dead Men's Path||p. 104|
|Movie Guide for Chariots of Fire||p. 107|
|Products of Spirituality: Belief, Prayers, Worship, and Morality||p. 110|
|The Story of Joseph||p. 110|
|Joseph in the Bible||p. 111|
|Joseph in the Koran||p. 127|
|Psalm 51-from The Bible||p. 135|
|Psalm 104-from The Bible||p. 136|
|Psalm 139-from The Bible||p. 138|
|from the Bhagavad-Gita||p. 140|
|Husband Inside||p. 149|
|Let Us Go to a Realm Beyond Going||p. 151|
|Healing Prayer from the Beautyway Chant||p. 152|
|The Declaration of Independence||p. 161|
|God's Grandeur||p. 164|
|Ralph Waldo Emerson||p. 165|
|Each and All||p. 166|
|The Gift||p. 169|
|Two Kinds||p. 171|
|Where Mountain Lion Lay Down with Deer||p. 180|
|The Bear||p. 182|
|Movie Guide for A Man for All Seasons||p. 183|
|Challenges of Spirituality: Faith, Dilemma, Duplicity, and Doubt||p. 187|
|Young Goodman Brown||p. 187|
|The Second Coming||p. 197|
|Emily Dickinson||p. 198|
|Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church||p. 199|
|The Lightning is a Yellow Fork||p. 199|
|The Preacher: Ruminates Behind the Sermon||p. 200|
|We Wear the Mask||p. 201|
|The Fury of Aerial Bombardment||p. 205|
|from The House on Mango Street||p. 206|
|from Stealing Buddha's Dinner||p. 209|
|Movie Guide for Sergeant York||p. 217|
|Life, Redemption, Death, and the Afterlife in Context of Spirituality||p. 220|
|Go Down, Moses||p. 221|
|I Know Moon-Rise||p. 221|
|The Ephemera: An Emblem of Human Life||p. 225|
|The Middle Years||p. 227|
|A Mystery of Heroism||p. 243|
|Last Words||p. 250|
|Facing It||p. 251|
|A Good Man Is Hard to Find||p. 253|
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