Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror

Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror

by Liliana M. Naydan

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ISBN-13: 9781611487459
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Liliana M. Naydan is assistant professor of English at Penn State Abington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Paradox of Religion in America and American Literature
Chapter 1: Uncertain Faith for Islamic Others after 9/11: Capitalist and Religious Fundamentalisms in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land
Chapter 2: Beyond Religious, Atheistic, and Capitalist Fundamentalisms for Post-9/11 Jewish Others: The Rhetoric of Art in Philip Roth’s Everyman and Exit Ghost
Chapter 3: Toward a Post-9/11 Rhetoric of Catholic Mystery: Terror and Fundamentalism in Don DeLillo’s “Baader-Meinhof” and Point Omega
Chapter 4: Emergent Varieties of Religious Experience from a Protestant Perspective: Fundamentalist, Fanatical, and Hybrid Faith in John Updike’s “Varieties of Religious Experience” and Terrorist
Chapter 5: Between Protestantism and Pantheism: Post-9/11 Rhetorics of Nature, Science, and Religion in Barbara Kingsolver’s Small Wonder and Flight Behavior
Conclusion: Memorializing 9/11 through Interfaith Dialogue with and about American Fiction about Religion
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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