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My Bright Abyss

Meditation Of A Modern Believer

By Christian Wiman, 1966-

Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith—responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition—might look like.

Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, My Bright Abyss is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful not only to believers but to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries. How do we answer this “burn of being”? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our lives—and for our deaths—if we acknowledge the “insistent, persistent ghost” that some of us call God?

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Religion Books of 2013

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Book

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  • RELIGION Christian Life Women Wim, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780374216788


Format: Book
Author: Wiman, Christian, 1966-
Summary: "Composed in the difficult years since [having written a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death] and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, [this book] is a ... meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might feel like"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: My bright abyss : meditation of a modern believer / Christian Wiman.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Subject: Religion and poetry Christianity and literature
Isbn: 9780374216788 (alk. paper) 0374216789 (alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 814.54 Wim
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Bib Id: 425327

Format: Book
Author: Wiman, Christian, 1966-
Summary: "Composed in the difficult years since [having written a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death] and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, [this book] is a ... meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might feel like"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: My bright abyss : meditation of a modern believer / Christian Wiman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Description: x, 182 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Religion and poetry
Subjects: Christianity and literature
Contents: My bright abyss -- Sorrow's flower -- Tender interior -- God's truth is life -- O thou mastering light -- Dear oblivion -- Hive of nerves -- God is not beyond -- Varieties of quiet -- Mortify our wolves -- Million little oblivions.
LCCN: 2012021271
ISBN: 9780374216788 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0374216789 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 814.54 Wim