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This study examines how the process of reading and writing other people's lives implicates readers and authors in what is ultimately an endeavour of autobiographical introspection and reflection
This study examines how the process of reading and writing other people's lives implicates readers and authors in what is ultimately an endeavour of autobiographical introspection and reflection. Стр. viii It takes the texts of individuals that have been constructed by the reader and writer of lives and, instead of assuming them to be foreign or different from one's own life story, interrogates them along lines of similarity, even sameness to oneself
In The Meaning of Lives Richard Hutch claims provocatively that .
In The Meaning of Lives Richard Hutch claims provocatively that biography-stories of lives-read and pondered with "emphatic introspection" (passim) can help us to understand ourselves better. Biographies and autobiographies can augment our repertoire of images and ideas about what it means to be a human being. Because of this, studying lives is a moral activity, a "personal spiritual quest" that can be converted from "private rumination into public resolution" (p. 49). Writing and reading lives is also a sensuous activity, requiring the student of lives to use her own body experience to reconstruct the immediacy of the other's lived experience.
Biography, Autobiography and the Spiritual Quest.
Spiritual autobiography is a genre of non-fiction prose that dominated Protestant writing during the seventeenth century, particularly in England, particularly that of dissenters. The narrative follows the believer from a state of damnation to a state of grace; the most famous example is perhaps John Bunyan's Grace Abounding (1666). Because so many autobiographies were written, they began to fall into a predictable pattern
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Hutch, Richard A. The Meaning of Lives: Biography, Autobiography, and the Spiritual Quest. London: Cassell, 1997. Kort, Wesley A. Textual Intimacy: Autobiography and Religious Identities. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. (1997). The book starts from the assumption that the use of writing and reading about individual lives in recent scholarship in religion, the human sciences and literary biography has greatly revived interest in the personal, concrete and meaningful side of the study of world religions.
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