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The Resource The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson, (electronic resource)

The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson, (electronic resource)

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The givenness of things : essays
Title
The givenness of things
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
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Subject
Genre
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
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Summary
An array of essays delivers an impassioned critique of contemporary society while arguing that reverence must be given to who and what human beings are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite errors and depredations
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Writing style
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10446306
Cataloging source
B@L
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Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT40
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Philosophical theology
  • Christianity
  • Christian philosophy
Target audience
adult
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essays
Label
The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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 -- Son of Adam, son of man -- Limitation -- Realism
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374714314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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8f520b00-aedb-42cd-a500-ebed0896effc
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 2091996
  • (OCoLC)922351767
  • (OCoLC)ocn922351767
  • 2091996
Label
The givenness of things : essays, Marilynne Robinson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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 -- Son of Adam, son of man -- Limitation -- Realism
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374714314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8f520b00-aedb-42cd-a500-ebed0896effc
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 2091996
  • (OCoLC)922351767
  • (OCoLC)ocn922351767
  • 2091996

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