Item #35970 Life to the Whole Being: The Spiritual Memoir of a Literature Professor. Matthew Wickman.

Life to the Whole Being: The Spiritual Memoir of a Literature Professor

Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2022. First printing. Paperback. 227pp. "Spiritual experiences are famously transformative. They sometimes inspire dramatic effects of conversion and healing, vision and new life direction. But even in their humbler forms such experiences expand our cognitive and emotional capacities, help cultivate virtues, and intensify our feelings of closeness to God, others, and things we deem ultimate. They make us feel more alive. And literature functions as a special medium for capturing the nuances of spiritual experiences; as an instrument of attention and imagination, literature helps us reflect more deeply on them and become more receptive to them. In Matthew Wickman’s case, literature has also helped him negotiate the complex relationship between spirituality, faith, and organized religion, including during seasons of faith crisis. He discusses all this by way of deeply personal experiences, theological reflection, and discussion of literary texts by Virginia Woolf, Denise Levertov, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Christian Wiman, and more." New. Item #35970
ISBN: 0842500618

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