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The better half combines a extensive grounding within the crucial texts and contexts of the modernist circulation with the original insights of students whose careers were dedicated to the research of modernism.

An crucial source for college kids and lecturers of modernist literature and culture
Broad in scope and finished in coverage
Includes greater than 60 contributions from one of the most distinctive modernist students on each side of the Atlantic
Brings jointly entries on components of modernist tradition, modern highbrow and aesthetic routine, and all of the genres of modernist writing and art
Features 25 essays at the sign texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes have been staring at God
Pays shut consciousness to either British and American modernism

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Philosophically, she inhabits exactly the same site as T. S. Eliot: both tried to mediate between Bradley’s absolute idealism and Russell’s logical philosophy. , Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley. ) More important perhaps than Eliot’s doubts about the possibility of reconciling Bradley’s “finite centers” with the Absolute was the way in which his decision to stay in London and to become a poet would have to be accompanied by an original philosophy of time and history. What stands out in high modernism is the new role taken by women thinkers, since not only May Sinclair’s logical mysticism but also Dora Marsden’s postsuffragist resistance to authority colored Eliot’s approach to poetry in the 1920s.

The Church excommunicated a number of modernists, notably Father Alfred Loisy, who had applied textual criticism to the Bible, and Father George Tyrrell, who questioned the permanence of Church dogma and the doctrine of papal infallibility. ” An entirely different sort of reaction against theological liberalism seemed more intellectually in tune with literary modernism. In Protestantism, a new “theology of crisis” arose after the First World War (Ahlstrom 1972: 934). Karl Barth’s The Epistle to the Romans ( [1918] 1933) emphasized God’s transcendence and the principle, drawn from Kierkegaard, of the “infinite distinction” between God and man.

2 Religion Pericles Lewis In T. S. Eliot’s pageant-play The Rock (1934), the Chorus retells the biblical story of the creation of the world and the incarnation of Christ, and then pauses: But it seems that something has happened that has never happened before: though we know not just when, or why, or how, or where. Men have left GOD not for other gods, they say, but for no god; and this has never happened before That men both deny gods and worship gods, professing first Reason, And then Money, and Power, and what they call Life, or Race, or Dialectic.

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