Christianity and Literature

Scholarly journal covering Christianity and literature.

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 3, Spring

"Faith" and "Fable" in the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill
"Faith" and "fable," the terms set for this roundtable discussion on the poetry of Geoffrey Hill, are themselves Hillian, and so are the problems of their brute juxtaposition. Tracking the appearance of the terms in his work offers a way to introduce...
Hearts of Stone, Feet of Clay: Geoffrey Hill's Troubled Pilgrims
Abstract: Through close readings of "The Bidden Guest" and the sequence "Lachrimae," this essay explores ways that Geoffrey Hill portrays the travails of modern "pilgrimage," as a troubled quest for authentic faith. At the forefront of this study are...
"In Strange Christian Hope": Memory and Faith in Geoffrey Hill's the Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy
Abstract: Geoffrey Hill's Christianity has underlain many discussions of Hill's poetry. Hill's own Christianity, however, is less relevant to his readers than how Christianity's symbols, doctrines, and liturgical language occur in Hill's texts. This...
"In the Fable This Is Your Proper Home": Imagining Lives of Faith through Poetry
Abstract: Building on various interpretations of the words "faith" and "fable," this essay presents Hill's poetry as inseparable from a quest for historical truth and linked to theological preoccupations. "Religion and literature" is a staid phrase...
Membership in the Conference on Christianity and Literature
The Conference on Christianity and Literature is an interdisciplinary society dedicated to exploring the relationships between Christianity and literature. Organized formally in 1956, CCL is dedicated to both scholarly excellence and collegial exchange...
"The English Bible" Roundtable Session, MLA 2011
"The English Bible" Roundtable Session, MLA 2011 12-1:15 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2011, Diamond Salon 2, J. W. Marriott Co-sponsored by Conference on Christianity and Literature & The Division of Literature and Religion Organized by Brett Foster,...
Travel Grants
The Conference on Christianity and Literature offers grants to help cover travel expenses for selected scholars and writers and graduate students participating in CCL conferences or events. All applicants must be members in good standing of the Conference...
Treasure in Labyrinths
This special edition on the poetry of Geoffrey Hill has its origins in a 2009 Modern Language Association (MLA) roundtable that was part of Christianity and Literature's honoring of Hill with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Since that award,...

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