Dante's Vita nuova and the New Testament : hermeneutics and the poetics of revelation : with the original Italian text and a new English translation of the Vita nuova / William Franke, [Vanderbilt University, Tennessee].
- Franke, William
- Additional Titles:
- Hermeneutics and the poetics of revelation : with the original Italian text and a new English translation of the Vita nuova and With the original Italian text and a new English translation of the Vita nuova
- Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
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- Physical Description:
- xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
- Introduction: The Vita nuova as theological revelation through lyrical interpretation -- The new testament model of salvific reminiscence -- From appearing and imagining to revealing through interpreting : the Vita nuova's hermeneutics of witness -- Phenomenology versus hermeneutics (debate with Harrison) : revelation as mediation -- History of effect and a new hermeneutics-oriented critical paradigm -- Conclusion: The existential grounding of revelation in lyric.
- "Modelling knowledge as revelation and theology as poetry, this powerful new reading of the Vita nuova not only challenges Dante scholars to reconsider the book's speculative emphases but also offers the general reader an accessible yet penetrating exploration of some of the Western tradition's most far-reaching ideas surrounding love and knowledge. Dante's 'little book', included in full here in an original parallel translation, captures in its first emergence the same revolutionary ferment that would later become manifest both in the larger oeuvre of this great European writer and in the literature of the entire Western canon. William Franke demonstrates how Dante's youthful poetic autobiography disrupts sectarian thinking and reconciles the seeming contraries of divine revelation and human invention, while also providing the means for understanding religious revelation in the Bible. Ultimately, this revolutionary unification of Scripture and poetry shows the intimate working of love at the source of inspired knowing"--
- 9781316516171 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Endowment Note:
- The Hastings Libraries Endowment
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