The Ignatian Personality of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Ignatian Personality of Gerard Manley Hopkins by David Anthony Downes

ISBN10: 0819176648
ISBN13: 978-0819176646
Author: David Anthony Downes
Title: The Ignatian Personality of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Publisher: University Press Of America; Subsequent edition (February 16, 1990)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1613 kb
Size PDF: 1364 kb
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Subcategory: Poetry

The Ignatian Personality of Gerard Manley Hopkins by David Anthony Downes



Provides a careful and comprehensive reading of Hopkins' poetry, early and late, from the vantage point of the methods, discipline and theological insights of the Ignatian spirit of The Spiritual Exercises. Using Hopkins' own projected commentary and other spiritual notes, the author offers a reading of Hopkins' poetry highlighting the themes of Ignatian spirituality and analyzing parallel structures between the Ignatian meditation and Hopkins' sonnets. Contents: Elected Silence: Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844-1889; Ignatius and Hopkins; Ignatius and the Wreck; The Ignatian Spirit of the Priest-Poet; The Desolate Self of the Terrible Sonnets; Hopkins and the Meditative Tradition; Postscript; Postscript II: The Psychology of Ignatian Election: "The Selfless Self of Self."

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