The Interpretation of Otherness: Literature, Religion, and the American Imagination

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Oxford University Press, 1979 - Religion - 250 pages
Studies the ways in which imaginative literature expresses religious meaning and considers the contribution of literary criticism to religious scholarship, maintaining that a reciprocity exists between literature and religion.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Notes Toward a Short History
9
2 Forms of Religious Meaning in Literature
52
3 The Place of the Literary Critic in Religious Studies
92
Literature Culture and Their Relation to Ultimate Values
126
5 American Literature and the Imagination of Otherness
175
Postscript
223
Notes
227
Index
245
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