Intersections in Christianity and Critical Theory by Cassandra FalkeIntersections in Christianity and Critical Theory by Cassandra Falke

Intersections in Christianity and Critical Theory

byCassandra Falke

Hardcover | October 27, 2010

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Dealing with the historical and thematic intersections of Christianity and critical theory, this collection brings together a diversity of specialist scholars in the area. Building on recent discourses in theology as well as their knowledge of hermeneutic and critical traditions, they examine major themes in contemporary critical theory.
CASSANDRA FALKE teaches English at East Texas Baptist University, USA. Her publications include A Mote in the Eye of Literature: English Working-Class Autobiography, 1820-1848, as well as articles on Wordsworth, Coleridge, Newman, and Christian critical theory.
Title:Intersections in Christianity and Critical TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:October 27, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230234801

ISBN - 13:9780230234802


Table of Contents

Introduction; C.Falke 
Reading Theologically: Reduction and Reductio; K.Hart
After Theory, After Modernity; J.Hooten 
An Ache in the Missing Limb: Biblical Origins of English Literary Criticism; S.Prickett 
Good Reading: The Ethics of Christian Literary Theory; C.Falke 
Sites of Resistance: Christ and Materiality after the New Historicism; M.M.Harris 
Post-Secular Queer: Christianity, Queer Theory and the Unsolvable Mysteries of Sexual Desire; N.Jones
Part II
Dil Ulenspiegel: The Inverted Gospel and an Early Modern Clown; T.Lederer
Appetite and Abstinence: Re-examining Women and Eating; M.Diede 
Humans, Animals and Others; P.Samson 
Theologizing Horror: Spirituality and the Gothic; A.Ng
The Secular Dream of a Christian Utopia: Tracing Puritanism in American Studies; I.Özcan
Heaven Came Down: Deconstruction, Christianity, and George Herbert’s The Collar; M.Mattek

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a timely and much-needed intervention in the study of Christian theology and critical theory. It represents the best of Christian reflection on contemporary movements in critical theory, as well as on the roots of the discipline itself in theological tradition. The contributors analyse ethical criticism, animal rights discourse, queer theory, postfeminism, and the ‘return to religion’ of Badiou and Žižek, among others, in the light of Christian theology, and suggest new ways of reading literary and cultural texts on the basis of these exchanges. Essential reading for scholars of contemporary culture, theory and religion."- Luke Ferretter, Assistant Professor of English, Baylor University, USA