Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Religion: The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature

Editor/Author Lemon, Rebecca, Mason, Emma and Roberts, Jonathan, et.al.
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $228.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4051-3160-5
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Book Status: Available

This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages. - An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on English literature – as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history – from the medieval period through to the twentieth-century - Includes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in their historical context - Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literature - Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongside their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's text shifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads and studies it

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