David Bentley Hart - author of The Beauty of the Infinite and The Doors of the Sea - turns his theological imagination to narrative fiction in this collection of four short stories and one novella. Anticipating questions about his shift in genre, Hart writes that "God is no more likely (and a good deal less likely) to be found in theology than in poetry and fiction." Far from simple allegory, however, these stories beguile and entrance the reader because of Hart's engrossing, opulent writing style and the deep theological and philosophical questions he raises. Occasionally flabbergasting, often bedazzling, sometimes heartbreaking, and ultimately mesmerizing, these stories are wide ranging in context and scope but united by a common thread of haunting religious and philosophical questions about this life and the next. This powerful collection will engage both the mind and the heart.
Type: Paperback ()
Category: Books > Fiction
ISBN / UPC: 9780802817686/0802817688
Publish Date: 1/1/2010
Item No: 252021
Vendor: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.