Religion, Literature And The Imagination

Religion, Literature And The Imagination

by Mark Knight
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847064175

ISBN-13: 9781847064172

Pub. Date: 02/07/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The study of religion and literature continues to go from strength to strength - this collection of essays offers a dynamic, lively and provocative contribution to the field and aims to map out new directions it might take.
By returning to foundational questions regarding the relation between words and worlds and the parameters of the sacred, the essays explore

Overview

The study of religion and literature continues to go from strength to strength - this collection of essays offers a dynamic, lively and provocative contribution to the field and aims to map out new directions it might take.
By returning to foundational questions regarding the relation between words and worlds and the parameters of the sacred, the essays explore different ways of using interdisciplinary resources to open up our understanding of religion and literature. Contributions from some of the leading voices in the field unite to offer an important exploration of the possible worlds that the study of religion and literature imagines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847064172
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/07/2010
Series:
Continuum Literary Studies Series
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on ContributorsAcknowledgements1. Introduction, Mark Knight and Louise Lee (Roehampton University, UK) 2. Notes Toward a Supreme Addiction: The Theology Fiction of William Blake and Philip K. Dick, Geoffrey Hartman (Yale University, USA) 3. God's Little Mountains: Young Geoffrey Hill and the Problem of Religious Poetry, Kevin Hart (University of Virginia, USA) 4. Religion, Truth and the ‘New Aestheticism', Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) 5. The Deconstruction of Christianity: From the Hand of God to the Hand of Man, Arthur Bradley (Lancaster University, UK) 6. Deity in Dispatches: Charles Kingsley and the Crimean Roots of Muscular Christianity, Louise Lee (Roehampton University, UK) 7. Israel Zangwill, Jewish Identity, and Visceral Religion, Jo Carruthers (Bristol University, UK) 8. I am Not Walter Benjamin, John Schad (Lancaster University, UK) 10. ‘The Oldest Dream of All': Heaven in Contemporary Fiction, Andrew Tate (Lancaster University, UK) 11. Biblical Time and Psychological Time: De Quincey's Uses of the Bible, Jonathan Roberts (Liverpool University, UK) 12. Re-imagining Biblical Exegesis, Christopher Rowland (Oxford University, UK) 13. Saving Literary Criticism, Mark Knight (Roehampton University, UK) and Emma Mason (University of Warwick, UK) Index

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