The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture

The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture by David Jasper 1405119756 9781405119757
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The Sacred Desert is a reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.

  • An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
  • Discusses figures as diverse as Jesus, the early Christian Desert Fathers, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia OKeeffe, Wim Wenders and Jim Crace.
  • Makes connections across millennia of desert literature.
  • Deepens the readers understanding of the desert as a real place, as an interior space, and as a textual site,
  • Concludes with comments on the recent conflicts in Iraq.
  • Written in a readable and engaging style.

Author: David Jasper

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 232

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2004-06-18


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