The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

Paperback | April 12, 2009

EditorAndrew Hass, David Jasper, Elisabeth Jay

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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 ofkey 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. Framingeditorial 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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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 ofkey moments in the formation of the tradition...

Dr. Andrew Hass is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Stirling. David Jasper is Professor of Literature and Theology at the Unviersity of Glasgow. Elisabeth Jay is Director of the Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, and Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities at Oxford Brookes University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:912 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.85 inPublished:April 12, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introductory Essays1. Elisabeth Jay: `Now and in England'2. David Jasper: The Study of Literature and TheologyGeneral Reading ListThe Formation of the Tradition3. Michael Fox: Origins in the English Tradition4. Lynne Long: Vernacular Bibles and Prayer Books and English Literature5. Brian Cummings: The Protestant and Catholic Reformations6. Rhodri Lewis: The Enlightenment7. Scott Masson: Romanticism8. David E. Klemm: The Influence of German Criticism on English Literature9. T. R. Wright: The Victorians10. Cleo Kearns: Modernism in Literature and Theology11. Kevin Hart: PostmodernismLiterary Ways of Reading the Bible12. Peter S. Hawkins: The Bible as Literature and Sacred Text13. Tod Linafelt: The Pentateuch14. Timothy K. Beal: Judges15. Alastair Hunter: Literary Approaches to the Psalms16. J. Cheryl Exum: Song of Songs17. Kirsten Nielsen: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job in Literature18. Yvonne Sherwood: Prophetic Literature19. George Aichele: Literary Ways of Reading the Synoptic Gospels20. Adele Reinhartz: The Gospel of John21. Christopher Rowland: Apocalyptic LiteratureTheological Ways of Reading Literature22. Nicholas Watson: William Langland and Geoffrey Chaucer23. Thomas Healy: Shakespeare and Marlow24. Helen Wilcox: Herbert and Donne25. Michel Lieb: John Milton26. Scott Robertson: The Eighteenth-Century Novel27. Christopher Burdon: William Blake28. Simon Bainbridge: Wordsworth and Coleridge29. Norman Vance: George Eliot and Thomas Hardy30. Valentine Cunningham: James Joyce31. Stephen Medcalf: T. S. Eliot, David Jones and W. H. Auden32. Heather Walton: The Feminist Literary Revisioning of Sacred TraditionsTheology as Literature33. Donald Gray: Thomas Cranmer and the Collects34. Robert G. Collmer: John Bunyan - Thinker and Tinker35. Lori Branch: Bishop Butler36. Kirstie Blair: John Keble and `The Christian Year'37. Ian Ker: John Henry Newman38. Luke Ferretter: Matthew Arnold39. Cath Filmer-Davies: The Theology of C. S. Lewis40. Bridget Nichols: Liturgy as LiteratureThe Great Themes41. Eric Ziolkowski: Evil and the God of Love42. Tina Pippin: Death and the Afterlife43. David Scott: The Pastoral Tradition in English Religious Poetry44. Paul Fiddes: The Passion Story in Literature45. Daniel Boscaljon: Possibilities of Redemption within Secular Texts46. Alison Jasper: Body and Word47. Elena Volkova: Visions of Heaven and Hell48. Pamela Sue Anderson: Feminism and Patriarchy49. George Newlands: Salvation - Personal and PoliticalAfterword50. Andrew Hass: The Future of English Literature and Theology

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Review from previous edition: "...illuminating ... this Handbook... will be useful, not just to specialists in the subject, but to many others as well." --Richard Harries, The Church Times