Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature

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  • Title: Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature
  • Author: Anthony M. Esolen
  • ISBN: 9781933859316
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature

[PDF] Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature | by ☆ Anthony M. Esolen, Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature, Anthony M. Esolen, Ironies of Faith The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature In Ironies of Faith celebrated Dante scholar and translator Anthony Esolen provides a profound meditation upon the use and place of irony in Christian art and in the Christian life Beginning with an extended analysis of irony as an essentially dramatic device Esolen explores those manifestations of irony that appear prominently [PDF] Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature | by ☆ Anthony M. Esolen - Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature, Ironies of Faith The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature In Ironies of Faith celebrated Dante scholar and translator Anthony Esolen provides a profound meditation upon the use and place of irony in Christian art and in the Christian life Beginning with an

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Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature

About “Anthony M. Esolen

  • Anthony M. Esolen

    Anthony M Esolen is a professor of English at Thomas More College, and noted translator of classic works, as well as a popular writer for magazines like the Claremont Review and Touchstone, of which he is a senior editor He has translated Dante s Divine Comedy, Lucretius On the Nature of Things, and Torquato Tasso s Jerusalem Delivered He also writes a column for the Inside Catholic website.After graduating from Princeton University summa cum laude in 1981, he received his MA in 1983 and then his Ph.D in 1987 from the University of North Carolina His dissertation was titled A Rhetoric of Spenserian Irony He taught at that university from 1985 to 1988 and then at Furman University from 1988 to 1990 He began teaching at Providence College in 1990, becoming a full professor in 1995 He joined the faculty of Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts in 2017.



133 thoughts on “Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature

  • Anyone who has had even casual contact with literary theory as it exists today has seen at least a bit of the nonsense that gets passed off as credible thought these days There are the feminist critiques of Dante, the Marxist critiques of Chaucer, and even the idea that William Shakespeare might have been an agnostic In other words, there is the rampant and unapologetic lack of ability to understand and appreciate the great literature of Christendom, of Western Civilization, our civilization on [...]


  • After reading another of Esolen s works, I sped to this one, because I was quite enad by his takes on great Christian literature This was perhaps a mistake his writing can be dense, and you don t want to miss any of it, so perhaps I should have taken a breather The title ironies refer to ironies of time God works across the ages to bring things to pass in unexpected ways and in surprising coincidences , of power the weak shall conquer the strong , and love why would an omnipotent creator waste h [...]


  • Took me over two years to read it, because I made it my car book which means it was there for me when I was out and about waiting on sons to finish sports, doctor s office visits, etc But I thoroughly enjoyed this book, recommended it to a lot of folks.Dr Esolen took me on a romp through literature showing me the irony of the Christian faith from a number of differing themes and works I won t write my full review here but over on my book and movie review site None the less, it was a very enjoyab [...]


  • Professor Esolen examines the role of irony in Christian literature, drawing on his wide and deep learning his wit and elegance as a writer and his sharp and capacious mind The book bristles with epigrams of profound insight, such as the problem with skeptics and cynics is not only the faith they lose, but the faith they gain or God uses time to orient us toward eternity or we are characters in God s story every moment of our lives is shot through with the graces of his unfolding but eternal pro [...]


  • It took me three years to read this book It was worth it Someday I would like to read it again.Traces the concept of irony through various works of Christian literature, some classic and others less well known The author is a renowned Dante scholar with a devout imagination and a gift for theological eloquence You sort of have to be in both an analytical and meditative mood to make any progress, but the book is instructive and rewardinghas a way of lifting up your vision Recommended.


  • An excellent overview of two millennia of literature, and the ironies of power, of love, of time, of children that speak of the great and joyous hope at the heart of the Christian faith.


  • Reads like a series of essays on different books and poems from the western canon Some were better than others, but quite good as a whole, and a few parts were emotionally powerful.






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