McAloon, Francis X.

Francis X. McAloon, S.J., received his Ph.D. in the academic discipline of Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Dr. McAloon is currently Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

Language of Poetry as a Form of Prayer: The Theo-Poetic Aesthetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins
2008 0-7734-5022-X
Grounded in the investigative tools of interpretation theory, theo-poetic aesthetics, and literary criticism, this book proposes and employs an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis of poetic prayer tests, focusing upon the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Interspersed throughout the text are brief interchapters, which offer practical illustrations of the sort of transformative reading this work proposes.