WorldCat Identities

Kort, Wesley A.

Overview
Works: 18 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 6,449 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN3351, 813.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wesley A Kort
Shriven selves; religious problems in recent American fiction by Wesley A Kort( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes studies of the works of Malamud, Styron, Updike, De Vries, and Powers
C.S. Lewis then and now by Wesley A Kort( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a distinguished scholar of medieval and Renaissance literature who taught at both Oxford and Cambridge. His writings on Christianity, however, are generally either dismissed as oversimplified and conceptually flawed or embraced uncritically by those who mistakenly see Lewis as an enemy of culture. Claiming a middle ground between these two extremes, Wesley A. Kort shows how Lewis's desire for a fruitful, interactive relationship between Christianity and culture sharply distinguishes him from Christian rejections of culture that emerged during his lifetime and are prevalent today. By addressing and refuting common preconceptions - both positive and negative - about Lewis, Kort demonstrates the value and continuing relevance of Lewis's work."--Jacket
Story, text, and scripture : literary interests in biblical narrative by Wesley A Kort( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative elements and religious meanings by Wesley A Kort( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Place and space in modern fiction by Wesley A Kort( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesley A. Kort mines and organizes the contribution of six modern English writers (Hardy, Conrad, Forster, Graham Green, Golding, and Spark) to our understanding of human relations to places and the moral and spiritual importance of these relations
Modern fiction and human time : a study in narrative and belief by Wesley A Kort( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading C.S. Lewis : a commentary by Wesley A Kort( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the unbending belief in invisible powers that animates Till We Have Faces to the depiction of Aslan's sacrifice and resurrection in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis's writing has sparked intense debate about the presence and function of religion in his works. Today, a reader's opinion of Lewis is more often than not based on his or her perspectives on religion. In Reading C.S. Lewis, Wesley A. Kort examines Lewis's work as a whole, investigating why and at what points Lewis turns to religion-and particularly to Christianity-in order to advance his arguments. Kort moves through more than a dozen of Lewis's major books, providing a useful guide to their various elements while connecting readers to the literary contexts that influenced the works and Lewis himself. Reading C.S. Lewis examines the standing of Lewis's work, how best to approach the books, and the misunderstandings that lead to mistaken readings. The commentaries also function as free-standing essays that can be read individually and in any order
Take, read : Scripture, textuality, and cultural practice by Wesley A Kort( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral fiber : character and belief in recent American fiction by Wesley A Kort( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound to differ : the dynamics of theological discourses by Wesley A Kort( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this analysis of theological conflict, Wesley Kort treats theologies as discourses that generate power and significance by their relations to and differences from one another. He identifies the traditional or putative claims of theological power and meaning-sources, referents, and patterns or structures-as distractions from or even concealments of the discursive situation in which theologies arise. Kort first describes the dynamics of difference and conflicts constituted by theologies and the importance of power for opposing theologies. He provides a model that demonstrates why differences and conflicts, rather than occasional or peripheral effects of theology, are required as central causes. He then applies the analysis and model in the task of reading theologies of more than a dozen modern and contemporary figures. In his conclusion, Kort returns to the cultural situation he sketched at the beginning, one that creates the conditions for the study and that is often called "postmodern." Kort calls it "a culture of scripture and belief," and he discusses prospects for theology in a culture not characterized by the fact and certainty. "The culture of scripture and belief" calls for theologies that are both forceful and vulnerable to critique
Textual intimacy : autobiography and religious identities by Wesley A Kort( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Given its natural affinity with questions of identity, autobiography offers a way into the interior space between author and reader, especially when writers define themselves in terms of religion. In his exploration of this 'textual intimacy, ' Wesley Kort begins with a theorization of what it means to say who one is and how one's self-account as a religious person stands in relation to other forms of self-identification. He then provides a critical analysis of autobiographical texts by nine contemporary American writers--including Maya Angelou, Philip Roth, and Anne Lamott--who give religion a positive place in their accounts of who they are. Finally, in disclosing his own religious identity, Kort concludes his journey with a meditation on several meanings of the single word assumption."--Page 4 of cover
The open prison by Wesley A Kort( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual Intimacy: Autobiography and Religious Identities (Studies in Religion and Culture) by Wesley A Kort( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shriven self: Christianity as a problem in three recent fictions by Wesley A Kort( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrieving C.S. Lewis by Wesley A Kort( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

¿7FTake, read" : Scripture, textuality, and cultural practice by Wesley A Kort( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The obsession of Graham Greene by Wesley A Kort( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

C by Wesley A Kort( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kort, Wesley Albert.

Languages
English (100)

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Story, text, and scripture : literary interests in biblical narrativePlace and space in modern fictionTake, read : Scripture, textuality, and cultural practiceRetrieving C.S. Lewis¿7FTake, read" : Scripture, textuality, and cultural practiceC