Literature and the Christian life / Sallie TeSelle.

New Haven : Yale University Press, [1966] .

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Subjects Christianisme et littérature.
Christianity and literature.
Series Yale publications in religion ; 12.
Description ix, 238 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date [1966]
Notes Bibliography: pages [231]-236.
Also issued online.
Summary Carefully avoiding the contentions that religion can be found everywhere in literature and that literature is a tool of religion, this study argues that a legitimate and fruitful relationship between the two must be based on an adequate understanding of the nature and function of each. Literature, by presenting the subtleties of men's responses to every aspect of the world and their fellows, can aid the Christian faith by educating it to the complexities of human reality. The central point of contact between these disparate realms can be found principally within the Christian life, for the reader can in fact decide to put the learning about the world and man that he absorbs from his reading to work in his religiously committed existence. The proper function of literature cannot be to make men better, but insofar as it performs its own task well, it is relevant to the Christian, who needs the kind of wisdom it offers in order to become fully aware of the complexities of human life.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Ch. 1. religion and the arts -- Ch. 2. The nature and function of literature -- Ch. 3. The christian life -- Ch. 4. Literature and the christian life -- Bibliography -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)328044
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WorldCat Identities McFague, Sallie,
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