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Postmodern belief American literature and religion since 1960 by Amy Hungerford

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-186) and index.

StatementAmy Hungerford
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS225 .H86 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 194 p. ;
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24476653M
ISBN 109780691135083, 9780691145754
LC Control Number2009043864

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  Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since By Amy Hungerford. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. $ cloth, $ : Victor E. Taylor.   Death and the Postmodern Style The second involves giving ourselves over “blindly into a belief in the magical forms of salvation and promises of immortality offered by certain varieties of traditional religion and many New Age (and some rather old age) sophistries.” But the overall tone of the book is oh-so postmodern: ironic. More specifically, postmodern theory provides a critique of representation and the modern belief that theory mirrors reality, taking instead ‘perspectivist’ and ‘relativist’ positions that theories at best provide partial perspectives on their objects, and that all cognitive representations of the world are historically and linguistic. "Shortlisted for the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Textual Study of Religion" ""Postmodern Belief offers keen insights for the serious reader regarding current writers and their conception of the sacred.""Cliff Prewencki, Salem Press Magill Book Reviews ""Hungerford's text is for scholars of contemporary literature and contemporary 5/5(2).