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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Atonement and the Crime of Seeing : Patrick White's Riders in the Chariot
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"Patrick White's 'religious' vision in 'Riders in the Chariot' is explored. Against readings from a Jewish perspective, a Christian perspective or a secular non-religious perspective, this article proposes an alternative. It suggests that White brings together a synthetic vision in which three religious traditions are affirmed as complimentary with a new fourth, the artist as religious visionary. In doing so, White respects the deep differences between these traditions while also drawing on an analogical commonality: the redemptive value of suffering and the nature of an unfinished atonement within our lives." (162)

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