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La face de Dieu : pour une pragmatique de la spiritualité / God’s Face and the Pragmatics of Spirituality

Brînduşa Grigoriu

Anastasis (Iaşi), 01 November 2017, Vol.IV(2), pp.21-40 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    La face de Dieu : pour une pragmatique de la spiritualité / God’s Face and the Pragmatics of Spirituality
  • Autor: Brînduşa Grigoriu
  • Assuntos: Graal ; Dieu ; Romans ; Queste ; Corpus Français ; Anglais ; Face-Work ; Visual Arts
  • É parte de: Anastasis (Iaşi), 01 November 2017, Vol.IV(2), pp.21-40
  • Descrição: In literature, God is a being endowed with a “face”: Erving Goffman’s concept (1967), reshaped by Penelope Brown and Stephen Levinson (1987), further developed by Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni (2001, 2005), can account for the “line of conduct” of the divine character, seen or apprehended as a person. The French and English romances belonging to the cycle of the Quest of the Holy Grail invite to the contemplation of this veiled, yet feared, face. In two hypostases : God’s “negative face”, corresponding to his territory and to his freedom from imposition, and the “positive” one, equivalent to his self-image, as delineated by relevant others (saints, angels, “celestial” knights). In its vibrant openness to humanity, the holy Grail is a literary representation of God’s “bifrons” face. It controls people’s access and departure, as well as their ontological dynamics. To illustrate this epiphany in a relevant, and explicitly religious medieval work, triggered by Chrétien’s Grail romance...
  • Idioma: Alemão

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