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Inhaltsangabe: In this short but stimulating work, Peter Leithart draws upon insights from history, theology, philosophy, and literature to connect two of the most glorious and unique truths of Christianity?its hopeful eschatology and its doctrine of a dynamic, personal Trinity. First, Leithart shows that the biblical view of history is essentially comic and hopeful, in contrast to the classical Greco-Roman view, which is essentially and irredeemably tragic. Then he develops the same point by examining Greek philosophy and its descendants (including postmodernism) in contrast to orthodox trinitarian theology. Finally, he shows how the tragic and comic worldviews have been reflected in literature, with discussions of Greek epics and two Shakespearean plays. The result is a tour through three thousand years of intellectual history that celebrates the living power of orthodoxy.
The following chapters are read on five compact discs:
Chapter 1: Golden Age Past
Chapter 2: The Best Is Yet To Be
Chapter 3: Metaphysics of Death
Chapter 4: Supplement of the Origin
Chapter 5: Ancient Literature and Tragedy
Chapter 6: Deep Comedy
Über den Autor: Peter Leithart holds degrees in English, history, religion, and theology, including a doctorate in theology from Cambridge University. He is a Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College and is the pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of numerous books on theology and literature, including A House for My Name, Against Christianity, Blessed are the Hungry, Brightest Heaven of Invention, Ascent to Love, Heroes of the City of Man, Miniatures and Morals, and more, in addition to articles in journals such as Pro Ecclesia, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Westminster Theological Journal.
Buchbeschreibung Canon Press, 2007. Audio CD. Buchzustand: Brand New. 6.80x6.40x0.80 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1591284953
Buchbeschreibung Canon Press, 2007. Audio CD. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1591284953