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Alfredo Ignacio Poggi https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9663-3504

Resumen

Mary Flannery O’Connor, a menudo considerada una de las mejores escritoras norteamericanas del siglo XX, parece haber respaldado la existencia de la “novela católica” como género particular. Este artículo muestra las características descritas por O’Connor sobre este género, puntualizando la constitución indefinida y problemática de dicha delimitación. Independientemente de la imposibili dad de definir el término, este artículo sostiene además que la explicación de O’Connor sobre el género trasciende el campo literario y muestra una visión distintiva de la fe cristiana y una teología sofisticada  que denomino “gótico sureño”. La teología de O’Connor comienza con un realismo que cuestiona el yo cartesiano moderno, sacramentalidad que impregna la realidad inmediata y lo grotesco que interactúa  con el misterio divino. La teología de O’Connor señala que las creencias cristianas se basan en narraciones, no en conceptos abstractos, e interactúa específicamente con el Sur de Estados Unidos, mostrando el misterio que reside en lo grotesco y aguardando con  esperanza la llegada violenta de la gracia divina.

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Keywords

Flannery O’Connor, novela católica, teología gótica sureña, literatura sureña de Estados Unidos

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Cómo citar
Poggi, A. (2020). Una teología gótica sureña: Flannery O’Connor y su concepción religiosa de la novela. Theologica Xaveriana, 70. https://doi.org/10.11144/javeriana.tx70.sgtfoc
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