Through a Glass Darkly


Through a Glass Darkly

Through A Glass Darkly is an abbreviated form of a much-quoted phrase from the Christian New Testament in 1 Corinthians 13. The phrase is interpreted to mean that humans have an imperfect perception of reality [http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/throughaglas.html] . It has been used as the title for various works, including:

*"Through a Glass Darkly", or "Såsom i en spegel", a 1961 Ingmar Bergman film.
*"Through A Glass Darkly", a 1978 album by Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
*"Through A Glass, Darkly", or "I et speil, i en gåte", a 1993 novel by Norwegian author and philosopher Jostein Gaarder.
*"Through a Glass Darkly" is an episode of the TV series Andromeda
*"Through a Glass, Darkly (Highlander), an episode of the TV series
*"Through a Glass Darkly", a 1986 novel by Karleen Koen.
*"Through a Glass Darkly", a 2006 mystery by Donna Leon.
*"Through A Glass, Darkly", A 45 minute choral oratorio with music and lyrics by Michael Shaieb, looking at the effects of crystal meth addiction in the gay community.
*"Through a Glass Darkly", a 1950 mystery by Helen McCloy.
*"Through a Glass Darkly: The U.S. Holocaust In Central America", a book about the brutal civil war in Guatemala through the eyes of a Maryknoll priest.
*The second section of "On Photography" by Susan Sontag is "America, Seen through Photographs, Darkly"
* "Through a Glass, Darkly", a poem by General George Patton [http://net.lib.byu.edu/english/WWI/over/glass.html]
* "Through a Glass, Darkly", a report commissioned in 1987 by the British Methodist Church regarding the Church's attitude towards the consumption of alcohol.
* "Through a Glass Darkly", a 1987 novel by John Sample Wheatley.

ee also

*Plato's Allegory of the cave
* The collection of short stories by Sheridan Le Fanu, entitled "In a Glass Darkly"
* The Philip K. Dick novel "A Scanner Darkly" and the 2006 film adaptation of the same name.
* The Isaac Asimov novel "Through a Glass, Clearly"
* "In A Glass, Darkly" a tale of murder and the supernatural by Agatha Christie.
* Issue #1 of the 1974 "Doctor Strange" Marvel Comics series is entitled "Through an Orb Darkly", referring to his being pulled into his "Orb of Agamotto" crystal-ball into a realm of unreality.
* A main character in the film "Ghost in the Shell" quotes the verse itself
* The computer game mission: "Through a Nightmare, Darkly"
* A Star Trek Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"
* A Rolling Stones compilation album: "Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)"
* The Song "Love Love Love" from The Mountain Goats's album "The Sunset Tree" contains the lyric “Now we see things as in a mirror dimly." [http://www.themountaingoats.net/lyrics/sunset_lyr.html]
*"Through the Glass Darkly", a song written by Annie Lennox, which is featured on her fourth solo album, "Songs of Mass Destruction" (2007)
* In Pale Fire, a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, Dr. Charles Kinbote describes the rudimentary stages of John Shade's poetic vision as having been seen "through a glass, darkly."
* In chapter 12 of Ulysses, a novel by James Joyce, the character Alf Bergan had, in his experience in the "great divide beyond", "seen as in a glass darkly".
* At the beginning of "The Name of The Rose" by Umberto Eco: "...But we can see now through a glass darkly, and the truth, before it is revealed to all, face to face, we see in fragments (alas, how illegible) in the error of the world, so we must spell out its faithful signals even when they seem obscure to us and as if amalgamated with a will wholly bent on evil."
* Episode #28 (production code #301) of the MTV animated series Daria entitled: "Through A Lens Darkly"


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