The Sacred Desert

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<i>The Sacred Desert</i> is a reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.<br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.<br /> </li> <li>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.<br /> </li> <li>Makes connections across millennia of desert literature.<br /> </li> <li>Deepens the reader’s understanding of the desert as a real place, as an interior space, and as a textual site,<br /> </li> <li>Concludes with comments on the recent conflicts in Iraq.<br /> </li> <li>Written in a readable and engaging style.</li> </ul>

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