An Introduction to Religion and Literature Hardback

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An Introduction to Religion and Literature

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Organised around important theological ideas this is a lucid, accessible and thoughtful introduction to the study of literature and religion. Religion has always been an integral part of the literary tradition: many canonical and non-canonical texts engage extensively with religious ideas and the development of English Literature as a professional discipline began with an explicit consideration of the relationship between religion and literature. Both the recent theological turn of literary theory and the renewed political significance of religious debate in contemporary western culture have generated further interest in this interdisciplinary area.This book offers a lucid, accessible and thoughtful introduction to the study of religion and literature. The focus is on Christian theology and post-1800 British literature, although substantial reference is made to earlier writers, texts from North America and mainland Europe, and other faith positions."An Introduction to Religion and Literature" is organised around important theological ideas, each of which is explored through close readings of well-known and influential literary texts.Throughout the book the reader is encouraged to think about the ways in which religion and literature combine to trace and disclose other worlds that might be seen as sacred.

An Introduction to Religion and Literature by Mark Knight was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in January 2009. The ISBN for An Introduction to Religion and Literature is 9780826497017.

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Page last updated 7th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (January 2009)
Weight431g
Number of Pages208
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780826497017
ISBN-100826497012
Product Code1241377
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