The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

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Oxford Handbooks Online, Mar 15, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 889 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology is a defining volume of essays in which leading international scholars apply an interdisciplinary approach to the long and evolving relationship between English Literature and Theology. The volume first offers a chronological account of key moments in the formation of the tradition; goes on to demonstrate literary ways of reading the Bible, theological ways of reading literature, and literary conceptions of theological texts; and finally explores the great themes that have preoccupied the Jewish and Christian traditions. Framing editorial essays describe the history, the cultural implications, and the methodological issues of this now popular interdisciplinary study, before speculating as to its possible futures in a postmodern, multicultural world.
  

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User Review  - Justin Lau - Goodreads

Didn't read every single article, but many interesting and insightful connections between literature and theology, mainly Christianity. Especially found Daniel Boscaljon's article 'Possibilities of Redemption through the Novel' (pp. 760–75) fascinating. Read full review

Contents

Now and in England
2
The Study of Literature and Theology
14
THE FORMATION OF THE TRADITION
32
Origins in the English Tradition
34
Vernacular Bibles and Prayer Books
53
The Protestant and Catholic Reformations
78
The Enlightenment
96
Romanticism
114
Wordsworth and Coleridge
464
George Eliot and Hardy
482
James Joyce
498
Eliot David Jones and Auden
522
Feminist Revisioning
542
THEOLOGY AS LITERATURE
558
Cranmer and the Collects
560
John Bunyan
574

The Influence of German Criticism
130
The Victorians
147
Modernism
163
Postmodernism
179
LITERARY WAYS OF READING THE BIBLE
194
The Bible as Literature and Sacred Text
196
The Pentateuch
213
Judges
226
Psalms
242
Song of Songs
258
Proverbs Ecclesiastes Job
273
Prophetic Literature
288
The Synoptic Gospels
306
The Gospel of John
322
Apocalyptic Literature
341
THEOLOGICAL WAYS OF READING LITERATURE
360
Langland and Chaucer
362
Shakespeare and Marlowe
381
Herbert and Donne
397
John Milton
412
The EighteenthCentury Novel
430
William Blake
447
Bishop Butler
589
Keble and The Christian Year
606
John Henry Newman
623
Matthew Arnold
638
C S Lewis
654
Liturgy as Literature
668
THE GREAT THEMES
688
Evil and the God of Love
690
Death and the Afterlife
708
Pastoral Tradition in Religious Poetry
725
The Passion Story in Literature
741
Possibilities of Redemption through the Novel
759
Body and Word
775
Visions of Heaven and Hell
792
Feminism and Patriarchy
809
SalvationPersonal and Political
828
AFTERWORD
838
The Future of English Literature and Theology
840
Index of Citations
858
Index
862
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Andrew Hass is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Stirling. David Jasper is Professor of Literature and Theology at the University of Glasgow. Elisabeth Jay is Professor of English at Oxford Brookes University.

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