The essays during this assortment study philosophical, non secular, and literary or inventive texts utilizing methodologies and insights that experience grown out of mirrored image on literature and artwork. In them, them word "material spirit" turns into some extent of departure for contemplating the continued spectral results of non secular texts and matters in ways in which don't easily demand, or think, new orrenewed different types of religiosity.
The writers during this assortment search to check faith past conventional notions of transcendence: Their issues diversity from early Christian spiritual practices to international weather switch. many of the essays discover spiritual topics or tones in literary texts, for instance, works by way of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Proust, Woolf, and Teresa of Avila. Others procedure in a literarycritical
mood philosophical or para-philosophical writers corresponding to Bataille, Husserl, Derrida, and Benjamin. nonetheless others deal with writers of a extra explicitly non secular orientation, equivalent to Augustine, Rosenzweig, or Bernard of Clairvaux.