The Christian Tradition in English Literature: Poetry, Plays, and Shorter Prose

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Zondervan, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 512 pages
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Features: *Wide chronological coverage of English literature, especially texts found in the Norton, Oxford, Blackwell and other standard anthologies *Short, punchy essays that engage with the texts, the critics, and literary and social issues *Background and survey articles *Glossaries of Bible themes, images and narratives *Annotated bibliography and questions for class discussion or personal reflection *Scholarly yet accessible, jargon-free approach -- ideal for school and university students, book groups and general readers Created for readers who may be unfamiliar with the Bible, church history or theological development, it offers an understanding of Christianity's key concepts, themes, images and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day.
  

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Contents

Preface
13
How to Use This Book
15
Abbreviations and Bibliography
17
THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
19
The Middle Ages
21
Bede and Cædmons Hymn
26
The Dream of the Rood
29
Beowulf
32
Slavery and Freedom
225
James Thomson
230
Thomas Gray
234
William Collins
238
Christopher Smart
241
Oliver Goldsmith The Deserted Village
244
William Cowper
247
Romanticism
253

The Wanderer and The Wifes Lament
36
The AngloSaxon Chronicle and French Legendary Histories
40
Marie de France Geoffrey Chaucers The Nuns Priests Tale and Robert Henrysons The Cock and the Fox
44
Ancrene Riwle
48
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
52
Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales
56
William Langland Piers Plowman
62
Middle English Lyrics
68
Julian of Norwich
72
Margery Kempe
76
Allegory in the Morality Play and Its Literary Legacy
80
The Wakefield Second Shepherds Play
84
Everyman
88
Sir Thomas Malory Morte Darthur
91
RENAISSANCE REFORMATION AND REPUBLIC
95
The Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries
97
Sir Thomas More Utopia
101
The Bible and Prayer Book
104
Edmund Spenser
113
Robert Southwell The Burning Babe
120
Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus
123
William Shakespeare
128
John Donne
139
Aemilia Lanyer
146
Ben Jonson Poems
150
John Webster The Duchess ofMalfi
153
Francis Bacon
157
George Herbert
161
Henry Vaughan
169
Richard Crashaw
175
Andrew Marvell Upon Appleton House
179
The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
182
ECTION
189
John Bunyan
196
Aphra Behn
200
William Congreve The Way of the World
203
Jonathan Swift
206
Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele
211
Alexander Pope Essay on Man
214
Samuel Johnson
217
James Boswell Life of Johnson
221
Apocalyptic and the Idea of Jerusalem
257
William Blake Songs of Innocence and Experience
262
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge Lyrical Ballads
271
Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
275
Mary Shelley Frankenstein
280
The Victorian Period
283
Thomas Carlyle
290
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
297
Alfred Lord Tennyson In Memoriam
302
Robert Browning
307
Emily Brontë
313
Matthew Arnold
316
Christina Rossetti
319
Gerard Manley Hopkins
322
Evolution
325
Industrialism
328
The Woman Question
332
Oscar Wilde
337
George MacDonald
341
Francis Thompson The Hound of Heaven
346
SECTION
348
ECTION
349
The Twentieth Century
351
Thomas Hardy Poems
356
Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
360
Voices from World War I
364
Wilfred Owen
369
William Butler Yeats
372
James Joyce Ulysses
375
D H Lawrence
379
T S Eliot
382
Samuel Beckett Endgame
389
Edith Sitwell Still Falls the Rain
392
W H Auden Horae Canonicae
395
Philip Larkin Poems
400
SECTION
410
The Story Line of the Bible
417
The Relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament
427
SECTION
450
Bible Narratives
456
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About the author (2007)

Paul Cavill is a lecturer in English and research fellow for the English Place-Name Society for School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is also the author of Anglo-Saxon Christianity and Vikings. He resides in Leicester, England, with his wife and their two children.

Heather Ward (PhD, University of Nottingham) is author of Giving Yourself Away (Grove Publications, 1988), The Gift of Self (Darton, Longman and Todd, 1990), and Streams in Dry Land (Eagle, 1993). She has taught English at the University of Nottingham, and Ockbrook and Rodney Schools. She lives in Nottingham, England.

JOHN FLOOD is Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Westminster in London. He is also Visiting Professor of Law at University College London where he is responsible for Law Without Walls, a global legal education program. He is presently a Leverhulme Research Fellow researching the new legal services market in its global context. Flood has focused his research on the legal profession, globalization of law, and the regulation of the legal services market.

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