The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion

1st Edition

Mark Knight

Published August 20, 2019
Reference - 464 Pages
ISBN 9780367365608 - CAT# K442287
Series: Routledge Literature Companions


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This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary, critical perspective. Including discussion of global literature and world religions, this Companion looks at:

  • key moments in the story of religion and literary studies from Matthew Arnold through to the impact of 9/11;
  • a variety of theoretical approaches to the study of religion and literature;
  • different ways that religion and literature are connected, from overtly religious writing to subtle religious readings;
  • analysis of key sacred texts and the way they have been studied, re-written, and questioned by literature;
  • political implications of work on religion and literature.

Thoroughly introduced and contextualized, this volume is an engaging introduction to this huge and complex field.

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