Love between man and woman: is it sacred or sinful? A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality explores Platonic eros, Christian mysticism, friendship, religious ritual, and love as people experience it, turning up startling ironies and paradoxes and, along the way, some traditions we may find worth reclaiming.
How can different models of romance all be so compelling? This survey and comparative analysis of the literary and artistic references that underlie and inspire our notions of love and romance will be useful in college courses on Western Civilization, and is accessible to the educated general public interested in the spiritual ramifications of love, how to live and love well.
About the Author
David Fekete earned a master's degree in Religion and Culture at Harvard University, and a PhD in Religion and Literature from the University of Virginia, where he wrote his dissertation on Eros (love) in T. S. Eliot's poetry.
The current work is a culmination of research conducted by the author at Harvard University and the University of Virginia.
About the Book
Love and spirituality have always been in tension. The fast-evolving modern world has left us no comprehensive cultural traditions to guide us; only what T. S. Eliot calls...
In this book, I consider a vast kaleidoscope of humanity’s relation to love: Platonic “Eros,” Christian mysticism, friendship, religious ritual, and sexual love as people experience it. In order to control these topics, I refer them to two categories: Transcendental Platonic “Eros” (love), and Romantic,...
LC Classification: BD436.F39
Dewey code: 128'.46'09
Price: USD 22.95
Price: USD 28.95
Price: USD 28.95