Christianity and Literature

Scholarly journal covering Christianity and literature.

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, Spring

A Tribute to Nathan A. Scott, Jr
April 24, 1925-December 20, 2006 In each academic discipline, there is always a small nucleus of one or two seminal figures upon whom the discipline bases its raison detre, and in the field of religion and literature this indispensable figure is...
Christianity, Literature, and Cultural Conflict in America
The purpose of my paper is to raise and to address this question: What can Americans learn from Christianity and literature about encountering differing cultures and, if something can be learned, how seriously should it be taken? I shall begin by turning...
Conferences and Calls for Papers
The 2007 Southwestern Regional Conference will be held Sept. 28-29 in Arlington, Texas. The theme of the conference will be "Alarming Necessities: Taste, Reading, and Theology;' and keynote speakers will include Stephen Pricker and Frank Burch Brown....
From the Editors
At the end of each year, we prepare a report for the board of the Conference on Christianity and Literature providing details about subscriptions and submissions to Christianity and Literature during the previous twelve months. We would also like our...
Presentation of CCL Lifetime Achievement Award to John Updike
Commending the work of John Updike is a bit like praising democracy or defending the value of freedom. You don't know where to start, and you feel embarrassed to be stating the obvious. Yet it is always right and proper to celebrate the highest standards...
Representing the Limits of Judgment: Yvor Winters, Emily Dickinson, and Religious Experience
I During the past dozen years, the central event in the history of American literary criticism--the institutionalization of literature brought about in part by the so-called New Critics--has come under new scrutiny. The reef of decades that divides...
Response
Let me extend my thanks to you, Professor Webb, for your most generous words, and to all of you of the Conference instrumental for giving me this award. Any literary award prompts some guilt in me, since to have lived since the age of twenty-two as...
Spirit and Flesh in Twentieth-Century Welsh Poetry: A Comparison of the Work of D. Gwenallt Jones and Pennar Davies
In "Welsh Poetry Since 1945," a masterly assessment of Welsh poetry between 1945 and 1970 published more than thirty years ago, the then-young literary critic Dafydd Glyn Jones described the impact the Penyberth incident--the "Burning of the Bombing...
Suicide in the Fiction of Georges Bernanos and Stefan Zweig: The Death of Two Female Adolescents
The Encounter of Georges Bernanos and Stefan Zweig The most voluntary death is the finest. Life depends upon the pleasure of others; death upon our own.--Montaigne 167 Countless superlatives have been used to describe the literary accomplishments...