Doug Thorpe

Doug Thorpe is the author of A New Earth, a study of Pearl, George Herbert’s The Temple, and William Blake’s Jerusalem, and is the editor of the anthology Work and the Life of the Spirit. His essays have appeared in Parabola, Terra Nova, Image, Mars Hill Review, The Christian Century, and other journals. He teaches literature and writing at Seattle Pacific University, provides poetry for Earth Ministry’s Earth Letter, which he used to edit, and provides spiritual direction for students and others in the Seattle area. He is married with one child, who has momentarily forsaken the Northwest mountains for the East Coast.

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Rapture of the Deep

Doug Thorpe

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

$19.95 Tradepaper

ISBN: 978-1-59709-055-1


Praise For Rapture of the Deep

“We’ve tamed too much of our world, too much of our mind, too much of our soul. Doug Thorpe helps us understand what Thoreau really meant when he said that in wildness is the preservation of the world.” —Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

“Doug Thorpe has thought deeply-as he has trekked deeply-into the terra incognita where lies the intersection of the phenomenal and the supposed pre-phenomenal, understanding that language itself is the surest tool whereby the pilgrim might discover those traces joining what is visible and what is not, a disposition more likely than most for apprehending revelation.” —Scott Cairns, author of Short Trip to the Edge; Where Earth Meets Heaven-A Pilgrimage

“Throughout Rapture of the Deep Doug Thorpe pursues, and is pursued by, one question: ‘What will we do with the wild truth?’ […] Thorpe’s quest-narrative is further enhanced by the authentic and insightful way in which he interweaves the writers he loves, including Dante and Wordsworth, Jung, Pullman and LeGuin. I feel personally grateful as a reader, writer, teacher and householder for this illuminating book.” —John Elder