Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature is a magazine specializing in Literature topics.

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 4, Summer

Misthinking the King: The Theatrics of Christian Rule in Henry VI, Part 3
IF we were to trust A Mirror for Magistrates, Henry VI "him selfe was cause of the destruccion of many noble princes, being of all other most vnfortunate him selfe" (211). Or was he king Henry the syxt a vertuous prince, [who] was after many other...
Quantitative Judgments and Individual Salvation in Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour
THE achievement of salvation is not a common theme in modern fiction. The leading British modernists--James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf--focus on secular characters who lack faith in any kind of afterlife. Even Graham Greene, a Catholic...
The "Loveliest and Lordliest": Gender and the Spiritual Journey in Charles Williams' All Hallows' Eve
ALL of the relatively few scholars who have written about Charles Williams's last novel, All Hallows' Eve, seem to agree that it is rich with theological significance and portrays its characters as participants in a spiritual quest that leads to their...
Transcending the Triangle of Desire: Eros and the "Fulfillment of Love" in Middlemarch and Jane Eyre
"'We may at least have the comfort of speaking to each other without disguise. Since I must go away--since we must always be divided--you may think of me as one on the brink of the grave.' ... and so they stood, with their hands clasped, like two children,...