Download The Autism of Gxd PDF

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Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN 13: 1725268345
Total Pages : 441 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (252 users)

Read and Download Ruth M. Dunster book The Autism of Gxd in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Autism of Gxd. This book was released on 2022-12-02 with total page 441 pages. Book excerpt: The Autism of Gxd: An Atheological Love Story is truly a love story—the story of Ruth Dunster’s autistic search for an authentic, personal, and theological “Gxd.” In this, it resembles Augustine’s Confessions, as a theological autobiography. It becomes atheological, however, as Dunster reckons with what Denys Turner terms “The Darkness of God.” This awareness leads her through the poetry of Medieval mystics to the mythic “death of God” theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer. The search for faith is nonetheless very real in this strange territory. Dunster hears her autistic Gxd speaking in art, poetry, novels, and music; and this further leads her into the territory of Literature, Theology, and the Arts, where, in Blanchot’s words, “the answer is the poem’s absence.” Indeed, Dunster calls the book “a strange poem, or even a hymn.” Weaving an autistic mythology out of a rigorous survey of clinical autism, this book abounds in challenge and paradox. It offers a fascinating view into how an autistic poet becomes a theologian; and what more mainstream theologies might learn from this “disabled Gxd.”

Download The Autism of Gxd PDF

Author :
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 1725268353
Total Pages : 441 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (252 users)

Read and Download Ruth M. Dunster book The Autism of Gxd in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Autism of Gxd. This book was released on 2022-12-02 with total page 441 pages. Book excerpt: The Autism of Gxd: An Atheological Love Story is truly a love story—the story of Ruth Dunster’s autistic search for an authentic, personal, and theological “Gxd.” In this, it resembles Augustine’s Confessions, as a theological autobiography. It becomes atheological, however, as Dunster reckons with what Denys Turner terms “The Darkness of God.” This awareness leads her through the poetry of Medieval mystics to the mythic “death of God” theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer. The search for faith is nonetheless very real in this strange territory. Dunster hears her autistic Gxd speaking in art, poetry, novels, and music; and this further leads her into the territory of Literature, Theology, and the Arts, where, in Blanchot’s words, “the answer is the poem’s absence.” Indeed, Dunster calls the book “a strange poem, or even a hymn.” Weaving an autistic mythology out of a rigorous survey of clinical autism, this book abounds in challenge and paradox. It offers a fascinating view into how an autistic poet becomes a theologian; and what more mainstream theologies might learn from this “disabled Gxd.”