The theological anthropology of George Macdonald

Perricone, Vincent (1998) The theological anthropology of George Macdonald. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Through the imaginative literary genius of the Scottish author
George MacDonald (1824-1905) an exploration of the Mystery of Man
and his/her relationship with and to God is explored along the
lines of Theological Anthropology. Myth and the literary genre
of fantasy (which, like religion is moral in character and relies
on relationships with supernatural forces) are explored as
vehicles for transmitting and articulating deep truths about
what it means to be human.
Moral and spiritual growth are explored from psychological
sources (Existential and Humanistic Schools of Psychology), and
religious sources (Cambridge Platonists and Thomistic Theology)
with the goal seen as the perfection of love --deification; And
this understood as an irrevocable destiny for all rational
creatures.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 1998
Depositing User: Ms Dawn Pike
Unique ID: glathesis:1998-4853
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 16:25
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 08:39
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4853

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