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The Resource The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson

The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson

Label
The givenness of things : essays
Title
The givenness of things
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind, and more interested in creating and mastering technologies that will yield material well-being. But while cultural pessimism is always fashionable, there is still much to give us hope. In The Givenness of Things , the incomparable Marilynne Robinson delivers an impassioned critique of our contemporary society while arguing that reverence must be given to who we are and what we are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite our errors and depredations. Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her novels, including the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Lila and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead , and in her new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern predicament and the mysteries of faith. These seventeen essays examine the ideas that have inspired and provoked one of our finest writers throughout her life. Whether she is investigating how the work of the great thinkers of the past, Calvin, Locke, Bonhoeffer--and Shakespeare--can infuse our lives, or calling attention to the rise of the self-declared elite in American religious and political life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on display. Exquisite and bold, The Givenness of Things is a necessary call for us to find wisdom and guidance in our cultural heritage, and to offer grace to one another
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • October 01, 2015
  • August 10, 2015
  • September 15, 2015
  • August 01, 2015
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT40
LC item number
.R57 2015
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophical theology
  • Christianity
  • Christian philosophy
Target audience
adult
Label
The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humanism -- Reformation -- Grace -- Servanthood -- Givenness -- Awakening -- Decline -- Fear -- Proofs -- Memory -- Value -- Metaphysics -- Theology -- Experience -- Adam -- Limitation -- Realism
Control code
BRD2015022216
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780374298470
Lccn
2015022216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374298470
  • (OCoLC)898419415
Label
The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humanism -- Reformation -- Grace -- Servanthood -- Givenness -- Awakening -- Decline -- Fear -- Proofs -- Memory -- Value -- Metaphysics -- Theology -- Experience -- Adam -- Limitation -- Realism
Control code
BRD2015022216
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780374298470
Lccn
2015022216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374298470
  • (OCoLC)898419415

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      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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