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Jasper, David

Overview
Works: 70 works in 375 publications in 3 languages and 10,079 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PN49, 809.93382
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Most widely held works about David Jasper
 
Most widely held works by David Jasper
The Bible and literature : a reader by David Jasper( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no book more important for our culture than the Bible, and it is fundamental to the study of English literature and language. But the Bible is actually little read and its resonances in poetry, plays, and fiction are becoming forgotten
The study of literature and religion : an introduction by David Jasper( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of English literature and theology by Andrew Hass( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of essays in which leading international scholars apply an interdisciplinary approach to the long and evolving relationship between English Literature and Theology. The volume first offers a chronological account of key moments in the formation of the tradition; goes on to demonstrate literary ways of reading the Bible, theological ways of reading literature, and literary conceptions of theological texts; and finally explores the great themes that have preoccupied the Jewish and Christian traditions. --from publisher description
Images of belief in literature by David Jasper( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge as poet and religious thinker by David Jasper( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interpretation of belief : Coleridge, Schleiermacher, and romanticism by David Jasper( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and German and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred desert : religion, literature, art, and culture by David Jasper( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sacred Desert is an original work, which reflects on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film." "Engaging with figures as diverse as Jesus, the early Christian Desert Fathers, William Blake, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia O'Keeffe, Wim Wenders, and Jim Crace, author David Jasper explores deserts as real places, as interior spaces, and as they feature in numerous texts. He makes connections across millennia of desert texts, meditating on the mystical, religious, and theological meanings that emerge." "Underlying these interdisciplinary wanderings in the wasteland is the author's quest for a new form of religious thought and language. This work stretches from the Bible - perhaps still the greatest of our desert texts - through to contemporary experiences of the desert. It is a work of theology, and a journey through the history of religion."--BOOK JACKET
A short introduction to hermeneutics by David Jasper( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermeneutics defines the rules used to search out the meaning of Scripture. This book assesses major Biblical interpreters & approaches to hermeneutics from the patristic period to the present day
The New Testament and the literary imagination by David Jasper( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and literature : a reader by Robert Detweiler( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Critical spirit and the will to believe : essays in nineteenth-century literature and religion by David Jasper( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism, literature and the future of theology by David Jasper( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors represent a great diversity of opinion and discipline. Not all of us would agree with one another, and certainly there is no agreement as to what constitutes postmodernity. Yet this very diversity forms the strength and importance of the book. For there are no simple answers or straightforward definitions. Theology must recognise the pluralism within which it now must carry out its task and which alone defines its future. The keynote of the discussion is the tragic. Tragedy takes us back to the Greeks, and to Nietzsche. Both feature centrally in this presentation. It also suggests a future, a return, perhaps, through literature to theology, and not merely an end of the story as it has been traditionally told
European literature and theology in the twentieth century : ends of time by David Jasper( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central themes of this collection of essays are the mystery of time past, present and future, and the problem of redemption. They are concerned with modern literature, with the threat of meaninglessness in the postmodern condition, and with the possibility of salvation. In an age of deferral and difference, this book addresses itself to eschatology and apocalypse, and redemption in, through, but particularly of, time itself. Hell and madness are never far away, yet the refiguration of time and the breaking in of the transcendent continue to suggest theological possibilities beyond the wastelands of the twentieth century. To those possibilities we look in hope
The sacred and secular canon in romanticism : preserving the sacred truths by David Jasper( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on some of the greatest writers and artists of European Romanticism, including S.T. Coleridge, Wordsworth, J.M.W. Turner, Goethe, Holderlin and, in the later nineteenth century, Matthew Arnold. Concluding with a discussion of the significance of Romanticism for our understanding of postmodernity, its various chapters explore the place of the biblical canon as the central element in the shift from the sacred to the secular, and the place of the Bible in the development of our concept of Weltliteratur, or world literature, as definitive of culture. This book will be of interest to all concerned with art, literature and the development of biblical criticism and religious thought
Rhetoric, power and community : an exercise in reserve by David Jasper( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imag(in)ing otherness : filmic visions of living together( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imag(in)ing Otherness explores relationships between film and religion, aesthetics and ethics. The volume examines these relationships by viewing how otherness is imaged in film and how otherness alternately might be imagined. Drawing from a variety of films from differing religious perspectives--including Chan Buddhism, Hinduism, Native American religions, Christianity, and Judaism--the essays gathered in this volume examine the particular problems of "living together" when faced with the tensions brought out through the otherness of differing sexualities, ethnicities, genders, reli
The sacred body : asceticism in religion, literature, art, and culture by David Jasper( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the work began in The Sacred Desert, David Jasper here turns his attention to the body, seeking a profound understanding of what it means to be in the flesh. A deeply autobiographical journey through disparate written texts (in literature, philosophy, theology and religion), art, and cinema, The Sacred Body rigorously and artfully pursues the body of the Christian tradition of athe Word made fleshaaa body torn and crucified, resurrected, and divinized, embracing both deep suffering and profound joy. Engaging ascetic traditions that began among fourth-century desert monastics, as well as George Herbert, Simone Weil, Meister Eckhart, James Joyce and others, David Jasper once again provides a bold, learned, and original theological exploration
Language and the worship of the Church( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetics of translation : between Chinese and English literature( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theological reflection and the pursuit of ideals : theology, human flourishing, and freedom by Dale Stuart Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary thought is marked by heated debates about the character, purpose and form of religious thinking and its relation to a range of ideals: spiritual, moral, aesthetic, political and ecological, to name the obvious. This book addresses the interrelation between theological thinking and the complex and diverse realms of human ideals. What are the ideals appropriate to our moment in human history, and how do these ideals derive from or relate to theological reflection in our time? In Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals internationally renowned scholars from a range of disciplines (physics, art, literary studies, ethics, comparative religion, history of ideas, and theology) engage with these crucial questions with the intention of articulating a new and historically appropriate vision of theological reflection and the pursuit of ideals for our global times
 
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The Bible and literature : a reader
Alternative Names
David Jasper British theologian

Jasper, David 1951-

Languages
English (253)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

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The study of literature and religion : an introductionThe Oxford handbook of English literature and theologyColeridge as poet and religious thinkerThe sacred desert : religion, literature, art, and cultureA short introduction to hermeneuticsReligion and literature : a readerPostmodernism, literature and the future of theologyThe sacred and secular canon in romanticism : preserving the sacred truths