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Holy Ground: The Sacramental Landscape of Berry's Port William

Collier, John
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Collier, John
Advisor
Jenkins, Willis
Abstract
Holy Ground: The Sacramental Landscape of Berry's Port William argues that the world Berry imagines is, when understood in theological terms, thoroughly sacramental. The town of Port William, Kentucky, that center point for Berry's fiction, is a locale where grace arrives via the land, the community and her ordinary (though unexpected) priestly characters. This argument emerges from a close reading of Berry's fiction and is bolstered by demonstrating Berry's indebtedness to the Greek Orthodox translator and philosopher Philip Sherrard.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Religious Studies, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2017
Published Date
2017-04-29
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Rights
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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