Christianity and Literature

Scholarly journal covering Christianity and literature.

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 4, Summer

Browning's Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day as Meditational Verse
Abstract: Robert Browning's Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day has eluded generic identification. One possible solution to this critical problem is to view the poem as falling within the tradition of meditational verse. Evidence for such a reading may be...
Conferences and Calls for Submissions
The 2012 Southwestern Regional Meeting of the CCL will be held October 5-6 at Oklahoma Christian University in cooperation with Oklahoma Baptist University. The theme of the conference is "Theatrum Mundi: Faith, Representation, and Multiculturalism."...
Errata
To the Editor: Professor Phillip Brian Harper, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, has pointed out to me in a recent email exchange that twice in my essay "Marilynne Robinson's Gilead...
Preserving "God's Wildness" for Redemptive Baptism
Abstract: The distinctive theology of the Disciples of Christ prepared John Muir to understand nature as an agent of egalitarian, unifying, and primitive redemption. Because of God's immanent presence in the Yosemite, Muir believed that by immersing...
Reading the Bible "As the Report of the Word of God": The Case of T. S. Eliot
Abstract: Eliot contrasted reading the Bible "as literature" with reading it "as the report of the Word of God." Central to "the Bible as literature" movement was the contention that the Bible is best approached primarily in terms of its language (usually...
Reading the Self, Reading the Bible (or Is It a Novel?): The Differing Typological Hermeneutics of Augustine's Confessions and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
Abstract: Robinson Crusoe's conversion plot in Daniel Defoe's 1719 Robinson Crusoe bears striking similarity to Augustine's conversion plot in Confessions, especially in the ways Bible-reading is narrated as transforming the ontological nature of each...
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Anglican Church
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Anglican Church. By Luke Savin Herrick Wright. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. ISBN 0-268-04418-X. Pp. 295. $35.00. Given the Western perception (challenged in other parts of the world) of politics...
Spiritual Identities: Literature and the Post-Secular Imagination
Spiritual Identities: Literature and the Post-Secular Imagination. Edited by Jo Carruthers and Andrew Tate. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2010. Vol. 17 of Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship Between the Arts. ISBN 978-03911-925-7. Pp....
Spirituality and Action in the Novels of J-M. G. le Clezio
Abstract: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio's critics have analyzed his spirituality in frameworks drawn from Mircea Eliade and Rudolph Otto. Karl Jaspers' idea of "the Comprehensive" is a better fit. Le Clezio grounds an ethic of compassion in his spirituality....
The Ecological Thought
The Ecological Thought. By Timothy Morton. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-674-04920-8. Pp. 163. $39.95. In his latest book, Timothy Morton provides those scholars who are interested in the growing field of ecocriticism but...
The Fullness of Knowing, Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer
The Fullness of Knowing, Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer. By Daniel E. Ritchie. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-932792-17-1. Pp. ix + 281. $54.95. Daniel E. Ritchie's The Fullness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity...
The Rhetoric of Certitude: C. S. Lewis's Nonfiction Prose
The Rhetoric of Certitude: C. S. Lewis's Nonfiction Prose. By Gary L. Tandy. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2009. ISBN 798-0-78338-973-0. Pp. xiii + 135. $39.95. In The Rhetoric of Certitude, Gary Tandy has produced a detailed study of the...
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...
Wingless Chickens, Bayou Catholics, & Pilgrim Wayfarers: Constructions of Audience and Tone in O'Connor, Gautreaux, and Percy
Wingless Chickens, Bayou Catholics, & Pilgrim Wayfarers: Constructions of Audience and Tone in O'Connor, Gautreaux, and Percy. By L. Lamar Nisly. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-88146-214-2. Pp. xiv + 254. $35.00. Nisly's...

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