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Depth Theology taps the religious potential of poetry to access both the interior and the exterior worlds. Inspired by depth psychology, the field of psychology devoted to the unconscious, Peter O'Leary's poems work to discover the religious knowledge of the unconscious mind. While seeking a revelatory poetry, O'Leary engages the inconclusive quality of the revealed, obser ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by University of Georgia Press (first published 2006)
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Jeff
Feb 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing

The narrator of Peter O'Leary's Depth Theology identifies himself in the second poem as among "a latter-day theic (religion-addicted) species (who) quavers | at revelation & absconds, a desistor with scintillant | aura." The "aura" is as one with certain forms of migraine, however the narrator Orphically interprets these neuro-physical phenomenon as "God visits the cranial shell in fireworks," "footraces the fissures | loosening the seams with epiphany." The little boat by which American sol

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Jun 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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What strange error of hilarity in the world made O'Leary?
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4.5 stars.
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Aaron Bauer
Jul 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Very dense. It has a lot of esoteric references to religious texts and people in most the major world religions, but primarily focuses on Christianity and the elusiveness of God. But it has some really gorgeous thoughts at times.
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Born in Detroit, 1968. Raised in Grosse Pointe Park, a suburb of Detroit,
educated in public schools there & then in a Catholic high school, De
LaSalle Collegiate, taught by the LaSallean Christian Brothers. Post-
secondary education at the University of Chicago, the College, earning
an AB in English literature in 1990, albeit with a one-year stint at Reed
College, in Portland, Oregon, to study poe
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