Circuitous Journeys: Modern Spiritual Autobiography (Studies by David Leigh

By David Leigh

Circuitous trips: sleek non secular Autobiography offers a detailed examining and research of ten significant lifestyles tales via twentieth-century leaders and thinkers from numerous non secular 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 booklet makes use of ways from literary feedback, developmental psychology (influenced through Erik Erikson, James Fowler, and Carol Gilligan), and spirituality (influenced through John S. Donne, Emile Griffin, Walter Conn, and Bernard Lonergan).

Each textual content is learn within the mild of the autobiographical culture started by means of St. Augustine’s Confessions, yet with a spotlight on distinctively sleek and post-modern ameliorations of the self-writing style. The twentieth-century context of spiritual alienation, social autonomy, id crises and politics, and the hunt for social justice is tested in every one text.

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