Christianity and Literature

Scholarly journal covering Christianity and literature.

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 3, Spring

2013 Southwest Regional Meeting
The 2013 Southwest Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will take place September 20-21, 2013 at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. It is titled '"Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues...
2014 West Regional Meeting
With the theme "Religious Turn: Secular and Sacred Engagements in Literature and Theory," the 2014 West Regional Meeting of the CCL will be at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, May 15-17, 2014. For the past decade or so, the academy...
A Poetics of Consenting Attention: Simone Weil's Prayer and the Poetry of Denise Levertov
Abstract: This article examines the practice of attention as a subject of Denise Levertov's poetry, one that emerges fully only after her commitment to Christianity and its convictions of immanent, incarnate transcendence. Simone Weil fluidly and precisely...
Secular or Spiritual: Rereading Anne of Green Gables
Abstract: Comparison of L. M. Montgomery's 1908 Anne of Green Gables with Kevin Sullivan's 1985 telefilm adaptation clarifies the role of religious and spiritual practices in both texts; the comparison, while it demonstrates the process of secularization...
"Such Fire Is Love": The Bernardine Poetry of St. Robert Southwell, S.J
Abstract: Though nearly forgotten for three centuries, the poetry of the Elizabethan Jesuit martyr, St. Robert Southwell, was immensely popular and influential among his contemporary cross-confessional readers. No less surprising, so too were the works...
The Way George Eliot Read Paradise Lost: Raphael and the Temptation of Speculative Thought
Abstract: Through repeated quotations and allusions over the course of her novel Middlemarch, George Eliot suggests a relationship between that work and John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost. While this connection has received some critical attention...