The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art and Culture
June 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Sacred Desert is a reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
- An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
- Discusses figures as diverse as Jesus, the early Christian Desert Fathers, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wim Wenders and Jim Crace.
- Makes connections across millennia of desert literature.
- Deepens the reader’s understanding of the desert as a real place, as an interior space, and as a textual site,
- Concludes with comments on the recent conflicts in Iraq.
- Written in a readable and engaging style.