George MacDonald : divine carelessness and fairytale levity (Book, 2013) [Fuller Libraries]
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George MacDonald : divine carelessness and fairytale levity

George MacDonald : divine carelessness and fairytale levity

Author: Daniel Gabelman
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2013]
Series: Making of the Christian imagination.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Scottish poet, author, and Christian minister George MacDonald is widely known as an inspiration for the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll. Daniel Gabelman reveals in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George MacDonald; George MacDonald; George MacDonald
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Gabelman
ISBN: 9781602587823 1602587825
OCLC Number: 822971446
Description: x, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the gravity of a child at play --
The levity of saints and angels --
Ecstasy and folly : lightening the self for its journey --
Vanity and play : liberation from seriousness for metamorphosis --
Carnival and Sabbath : a time for renewal, rebellion and revelation --
Never so real as when they are solemn : Victorians and seriousness --
Time : fairyland's festive Sabbath --
Space : fairyland's ecstatic cosmology --
Transformation : shall not the possible become the real? --
Conclusion : the haunting force of levity.
Series Title: Making of the Christian imagination.
Responsibility: Daniel Gabelman.
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"This sparkling study of George MacDonald's playfulness is an important and serious contribution to MacDonald scholarship. Gabelman orchestrates Dante, Dionysius, and St Paul to delineate in Read more...

 
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