The first two lines of the poem,“Turning and turning in the widening gyre\The falcon cannot hear the falconer;”, express a sentiment that Altizer calls “The Dark Knight of the Soul” (a reference to a poem of the same name by St. John of the Cross. “The dark night of the soul” for Altizer has its roots in a distinction made by Kierkegaard between the spheres of Objective Reason and Subjectivity. For Kirkegaard, God was absent in a world w...
... middle of paper ...
...the 'Death of God': A Continuing Currency?". American Academy of Religion. Montreal, Quebec. 8 November, 2009. Conference Presentation.
Best, Steven, and Douglas Kellner. "Foucault and the Critique of Modernity." Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations. New York: Guilford, 1991. 45-48. Print.
Linscott, Andrew. "Radical Theology and the Death of God." Rev. of Radical Theology and the Death of God, by Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton. n.d.: n. pag. About Atheisms & Theologies. Boston University, 2009. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
O'Farrell, Clare. "Key Concepts." Michel-foucault.com. N.p., 30 Oct. 2010. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
Sanders, DaVaun. "Sphinx Meanings." Synonym. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2013.
Yeats, William. "The Second Coming." The Norton Introduction to Literature. ed. Spencer Richardson-Jones. 11th ed. New York: Norton. 2013. 1203. Print.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Death of God theology is a theological movement dating back to the radical theologians of the 1960s, like Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton, and continuing in a more diverse form in the work of individuals like Slavoj Žižek and John Caputo. The movement can be traced back to the works of G.W.F. Hegel, of whom Thomas Altizers says, "The Phenomenology of Spirit is the first philosophical enactment of the Death of God,” (Altizer) and thinkers like Nietzsche, Lacan, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and Derrida and poets like William Blake.... [tags: theological movements]
1103 words (3.2 pages)
- "The Second Coming: A Painful Truth?" For hundreds of centuries, man has pondered what revelations or spiritual awakenings will occur in future's time. Poet William Yeats, has written, "The Second Coming," which foretells how the Second Coming brings horror and repression to the world. Yeats takes into speculation that the future will certainly bring further darkness than is already present in the current world. He employs various symbols and allusions to assert his claims of the world's ultimate demise.... [tags: Poetry]
572 words (1.6 pages)
- In the early twentieth-century, many people felt as if their societies were headed for a horrible downfall. With the Great Depression taking place, many people found great comfort in those individuals who rose to the occasion to help the people. Those such as Hitler, who promised jobs and a better life, also provided a scapegoat, just as Big Brother did in 1984, written by George Orwell. However, there were also those individuals who felt that the world was going to come to a rapid end if people did not learn to appreciate the things that had been given to them, as William Yeats speaks of in "The Second Coming".... [tags: George Orwell]
754 words (2.2 pages)
- Denominations that came out of the Millerite Movement The Millerite movement was almost over by the time of Miller’s death, but Himes, who refused to give up on the Advent message, established an Adventist movement with his son. He also launched a series of publications such as the Advent Christian Times. He ended up returning to his original church, the Episcopalian church, before his death in 1896 at the age of 91 (Vitteli). By that time, many Adventist churches had been created throughout the country.... [tags: denominations, episcopalian church]
1220 words (3.5 pages)
- The timeless essence and the ambivalence in Yeats’ poems urge the reader’s response to relevant themes in society today. This enduring power of Yeats’ poetry, influenced by the Mystic and pagan influences is embedded within the textual integrity drawn from poetic techniques and structure when discussing relevant contextual concerns. “Wild Swans at Coole”, “Easter 1916” and “The Second Coming” encapsulate the romanticism in his early poetry to civil influences and then a modernist approach in the later years.... [tags: Theme, Literary Analysis, Influences]
915 words (2.6 pages)
- Waiting for Godot - God Isn't Coming Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece, for some odd reason has captured the minds of millions of readers, artists, and critics worldwide, joining them all in an attempt to interpret the play. Beckett has told them not to read anything into his work, yet he does not stop them. Perhaps he recognizes the human quality of bringing personal experiences and such to the piece of art, and interpreting it through such colored lenses. Hundreds of theories are expounded, all of them right and none of them wrong.... [tags: Waiting for Godot Essays]
1487 words (4.2 pages)
- Keller details that The Summoning of Everyman, departs from typical morality conflict, asserting that, “Everyman, instead, focuses exclusively on the final phase of the morality narrative-the coming of death. The play thus eliminates the usual struggle between good and evil for the soul of the protagonist.” (2000). The author combines the presence of Death, the inevitability of death, and the fear inducing specter of the “march toward death”, to portray the nature of physical death in the will of God as the consummation of all things.... [tags: good and evil, god, salvation]
1313 words (3.8 pages)
- Death in Different Religions Death has a great impact on people's lives in such a way that they learn to value life or even live it to the fullest. But what happens to us after we die. Many religions have answered this question for us according to their faiths. Buddhism is a religion where Buddhists believe in the concept of death and reincarnation or rebirth. On the other hand, Christians believe that after you die you go into a period of dormancy and until the second coming of Jesus will you be woken up and decided your fate whether you go to heaven or hell according to how you have lived your life.... [tags: Religion Religious Dying Death]
1654 words (4.7 pages)
- The Importance of Ben Loman in in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Ben Loman is an important character in Death of a Salesman but he is quite unusual. The audience encounters Uncle Ben during Willy Loman's hallucinations of the past and as a result, it is tempting to disregard his character as just another creation of Willy's delusional mind. However, Ben is much more than that. His character is representative of Willy's unrealistic dreams as well as the realty of his life. When the audience first encounters Ben (Miller 44), he represents the success that Willy is striving for. Before the audience learns of the success that Ben encountered in Africa, they see him on the sta... [tags: Death Salesman essays]
684 words (2 pages)
- 1. Who is the author and from where is he writing. The title "The Second Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians" itself states the authorship to be Clement of Rome, the same person who wrote "The First Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians." This assumption is now considered incorrect. Looking at the structure of the document it is plain to see that it does not follow the same structure as that of the letters of the period, especially I Clement it is clear that the art of letter writing, such as a greeting, words of thanksgiving and closing concerns are absent.... [tags: Religion]
898 words (2.6 pages)