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The Revelation of Imagination: From Homer and the Bible through Virgil and Augustine to Dante
by William Franke
Northwestern University Press, 2015
Paper: 978-0-8101-3182-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-3119-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-3120-0
Library of Congress Classification PN49.F653 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 809.93382

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In The Revelation of Imagination, William Franke attempts to focus on what is enduring and perennial rather than on what is accommodated to the agenda of the moment. Franke’s book offers re-actualized readings of representative texts from the Bible, Homer, and Virgil to Augustine and Dante. The selections are linked together in such a way as to propose a general interpretation of knowledge. They emphasize, moreover, a way of articulating the connection of humanities knowledge with what may, in various senses, be called divine revelation. This includes the sort of inspiration to which poets since Homer have typically laid claim, as well as that proper to the biblical tradition of revealed religion. The Revelation of Imagination invigorates the ongoing discussion about the value of humanities as a source of enduring knowledge.


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