Circuitous Journeys: Modern Spiritual Autobiography (Studies by David Leigh

By David Leigh

Circuitous trips: sleek religious Autobiography offers an in depth studying and research of ten significant lifestyles tales via twentieth-century leaders and thinkers from various spiritual and cultural traditions: Mohandas Gandhi, Black Elk, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm X, Paul Cowan, Rigoberta Menchu, Dan Wakefield, and Nelson Mandela.

The ebook makes use of ways from literary feedback, developmental psychology (influenced via Erik Erikson, James Fowler, and Carol Gilligan), and spirituality (influenced by means of John S. Donne, Emile Griffin, Walter Conn, and Bernard Lonergan).

Each textual content is learn within the mild of the autobiographical culture began by way of St. Augustine’s Confessions, yet with a spotlight on distinctively sleek and post-modern variations of the self-writing style. The twentieth-century context of non secular alienation, social autonomy, identification crises and politics, and the quest for social justice is tested in each one text.

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