Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700–2000

1st Edition

Thomas Woodman, Mark Knight

Published July 26, 2006
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9780754651178 - CAT# Y234073


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The novel has been called 'the one secular genre'. Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000, engages with the way the history of the modern novel reflects an ongoing dialogue with religion despite, and even through, the process of secularization. It focusses especially on the role of biblical narratives as subtexts of modern and contemporary literature. The contributors consider a range of texts from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries by Fielding, Brontë, Lawrence, Winterson, and Coupland, among others, to examine in different yet complementary ways the multiplicity of approaches that novelists have adopted to address religious concerns.

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