The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion

1st Edition

Mark Knight

Published May 3, 2016
Reference - 454 Pages
ISBN 9780415834056 - CAT# Y149223
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 contextualised, this volume is an engaging introduction to this huge and complex field.

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