The Resource Death be not proud : the art of holy attention, David Marno

Death be not proud : the art of holy attention, David Marno

Label
Death be not proud : the art of holy attention
Title
Death be not proud
Title remainder
the art of holy attention
Statement of responsibility
David Marno
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche thought that philosophy could learn a valuable lesson from prayer, which teaches us how to attend, wait, and be open for what might happen next. Death Be Not Proud explores the precedents of Malebranche's advice by reading John Donne's poetic prayers in the context of what David Marno calls the "art of holy attention." If, in Malebranche's view, attention is a hidden bond between religion and philosophy, devotional poetry is the area where this bond becomes visible. Marno shows that in works like "Death, be not proud," Donne's most triumphant poem about the resurrection, the goal is to allow the poem's speaker to experience a given doctrine as his own thought, as an idea occurring to him. But while the thought must feel like an unexpected event for the speaker, the poem itself is a careful preparation for it. And the key to this preparation is attention, the only state in which the speaker can perceive the doctrine as a cognitive gift."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
821/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR2247.H653
  • PR2247.H663
LC item number
  • M37 2016
  • M37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Class 200 new studies in religion
Label
Death be not proud : the art of holy attention, David Marno
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pistis of the poem -- The thanksgiving machine -- Distracted prayers -- Attention exercises -- Extentus -- Sarcasmos -- The spiritual body -- Coda : the extent of attention
Control code
ocn944087635
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780226415970
Lccn
2016014272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026692386
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u373052
System control number
(OCoLC)944087635

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