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The Revelations

Preston, Alex H. M. (2012) The Revelations. Faber and Faber, London, 336 pp. ISBN 0-571-27758-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A group of young people are searching for meaning in a dark and directionless world. The Course, a religious movement led by a charismatic priest, seems at first to offer everything the friends have been looking for: a community of bright, thoughtful, beautiful people. But as they are drawn deeper into the Course, money, sex, and God collide, threatening to rip them apart. This gripping novel of ideas lays bare a world where the advancement of a movement becomes more important than the lives of its followers

Item Type: Book
Additional information: The Revelations is a novel that examines the growth of a cultish religious organisation in a well-heeled borough of West London. It interrogates the alienated experience of modern city-dwellers, investigating the socio-cultural ramifications of the boom years of the past decade and the spiritual emptiness in the wake of the financial crash. The novel engages with the work of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe to examine the interaction of faith and madness, the visionary nature of the modern religious experience. In The Observer, Viv Groskop said "the book is intelligently questioning and analytical about religion generally and Christianity specifically," while in the Financial Times, A.N. Wilson found it "a very gripping story… A strange and compulsively readable tale of City slickers seduced by a promise of spiritual awakening…";
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Alex Preston
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40700 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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