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Theological Humanism as Living Praxis: Reading Surfaces and Depth in Margaret Edson's <i>Wit</i>*

Chad Wriglesworth

in Literature and Theology

Volume 22, issue 2, pages 210-222
Published in print June 2008 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online December 2007 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frm052
Theological Humanism as Living Praxis: Reading Surfaces and Depth in Margaret Edson's Wit*

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This essay outlines and illustrates ways that ‘theological humanism’ provides methodological possibilities for scholars working in religion and literary studies. I suggest there is a need to investigate more humanistic methods of interpreting literature by exploring approaches that engage questions of sacred depth. After stressing the necessary paradoxes of theological humanism as an interpretive and lived stance in the world, I offer a reading of Margaret Edson's Wit that is shaped by these principles.

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Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

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