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Paul Ricoeur and Narrative: Context and Contestation


Edited by Morny Joy

$24.95 CAD / $28.95 USD

233 pages

6 x 9 inches

978-1-89517-690-2 (Paperback)

February 1997

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About the Book

Paul Ricoeur’s theory of narrative has implications for a wide spectrum of contemporary thought. This collection of essays explores many of the areas to which his narrative strategies can be fruitfully applied, including architecture, psychology, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, ethics, sociology, medieval and contemporary literature, and religious studies. The book provides an introduction to the creative and productive resources of Ricoeur’s narrative theory and offers a helpful survey of many of his key concepts for those who may be unfamiliar with Ricoeur’s work.

Morny Joy, University Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, has published many articles on women and religion, feminist theory, and contemporary Continental philosophy. She is past-president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion.

Praise for Paul Ricoeur and Narrative

A fascinating study of the interweaving of Ricoeur’s text and key concepts with each other and with other literatures on (narrative) identity.

– Brigitte Sassen, Studies in Religion

This collection is of significant value to those interested in narrative theory and the theory of metaphor as well as in Paul Ricoeur’s considerable contribution to these fields.

– W. David Hall, The Journal of Religion