Chapter

Introduction: The Body, Flesh and Bone

John C. Waldmeir

in Cathedrals of Bone

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230600
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236923 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230600.003.0001
Introduction: The Body, Flesh and Bone

Show Summary Details

Preview

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of the metaphoric representation of the Church as a body on Catholic thinking since the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II). It states that in addition to its influence on theological inquiries, this metaphor has helped shape a generation of Catholic fiction writers, poets, and playwrights. This book analyzes works relevant to Vatican II, including those of John Patrick Shanley, Louise Erdrich, and Annie Dillard.

Keywords: Church as a body; Vatican II; metaphor; religious literature; Catholic writers; John Patrick Shanley; Louise Erdrich; Annie Dillard

Chapter.  6605 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Fordham University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.