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New Books LiteratureHart, Kevin. Poetry and Revelation: For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. 344. $ 114.00 cloth.The first study of religious poetry through a phenomenological lens makes the distinction between manifestation and revelation and provides a phenomenological investigation of a wide range of “religious poems,” some medieval, some modern; some written in English, others written in European languages; some from America, some from Britain, and some from Australia. The author presents a new way of thinking about religious poetry and the nature of revelation itself.Hinton, David. The Wilds of Poetry: Adventures in Mind and Landscape. Boulder CO: Shambhala Publications, 2017. Pp. 328. $ 16.68 paper.This account of a “rewilding” of consciousness in the West begins when Henry David Thoreau was confronted on Mount Katahdin with the awareness of his essential oneness with the world. Because there was no Western vocabulary for this perception, the first efforts at poetic articulation were largely driven by Taoist and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhist ideas imported from ancient China. Hinton chronicles this rewilding through the lineage of avant-garde poetry in twentieth-century America—from Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, and Robinson Jeffers to Gary Snyder, W. S. Merwin, etc.—to form an anthology of ecopoetry.Rist, Anna. The Chain: A Story of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Religion and the Arts Brill

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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LiteratureHart, Kevin. Poetry and Revelation: For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. 344. $ 114.00 cloth.The first study of religious poetry through a phenomenological lens makes the distinction between manifestation and revelation and provides a phenomenological investigation of a wide range of “religious poems,” some medieval, some modern; some written in English, others written in European languages; some from America, some from Britain, and some from Australia. The author presents a new way of thinking about religious poetry and the nature of revelation itself.Hinton, David. The Wilds of Poetry: Adventures in Mind and Landscape. Boulder CO: Shambhala Publications, 2017. Pp. 328. $ 16.68 paper.This account of a “rewilding” of consciousness in the West begins when Henry David Thoreau was confronted on Mount Katahdin with the awareness of his essential oneness with the world. Because there was no Western vocabulary for this perception, the first efforts at poetic articulation were largely driven by Taoist and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhist ideas imported from ancient China. Hinton chronicles this rewilding through the lineage of avant-garde poetry in twentieth-century America—from Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, and Robinson Jeffers to Gary Snyder, W. S. Merwin, etc.—to form an anthology of ecopoetry.Rist, Anna. The Chain: A Story of

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