The Resource What are we doing here? : essays, Marilynne Robinson

What are we doing here? : essays, Marilynne Robinson

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What are we doing here? : essays
Title
What are we doing here?
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A new essay collection assesses today's political climate and the mysteries of faith, from the influence of intellectual minds on society's political consciousness to the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life
  • Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. What Are We Doing Here? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life as "deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theater of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still."--! From publisher's description
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DLC
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Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O3125
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American essays
  • Theology
  • Political science
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • RELIGION
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Label
What are we doing here? : essays, Marilynne Robinson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What is freedom of conscience? -- What are we doing here? -- Theology for the moment -- The sacred, the human -- The divine -- The American scholar now -- Grace and beauty -- A proof, a test, an instruction -- The beautiful changes -- Our public conversation : how America talks about itself -- Mind, conscience, soul -- Considering the theological virtues : faith, hope, and love -- Integrity and the modern intellectual tradition -- Old souls, new world -- Slander
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780374282219
Lccn
2017038302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988060584
  • (OCoLC)ocn988060584
Label
What are we doing here? : essays, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is freedom of conscience? -- What are we doing here? -- Theology for the moment -- The sacred, the human -- The divine -- The American scholar now -- Grace and beauty -- A proof, a test, an instruction -- The beautiful changes -- Our public conversation : how America talks about itself -- Mind, conscience, soul -- Considering the theological virtues : faith, hope, and love -- Integrity and the modern intellectual tradition -- Old souls, new world -- Slander
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780374282219
Lccn
2017038302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988060584
  • (OCoLC)ocn988060584

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