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Church and Literature

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ISBN-10: 0954680995

ISBN-13: 9780954680992

Edition: 2012

Authors: Peter Clarke, Charlotte Methuen

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Christianity and the book have been closely intertwined since the religion's very beginning. The Word itself takes a variety of literary forms: apologetic and polemic texts, sermons, poems, hymns, spiritual autobiography and Christian philosophical reflection. Likewise, many genres of novel, theatre and travel-writing often deal with Christian themes. This volume explores some of the ways in which the Church has both shaped and featured in the literature of different periods, with a particular emphasis on British literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The understanding of literature invoked here is a catholic one, reflecting the universality of Christianity itself, and…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Ecclesiastical History Society
Publication date: 5/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 530
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892

Preface
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Seeking Meaning behind Epistolary Clich�s: Intercessory Prayer Clauses in Christian Letters
Gregory the Great: Reader, Writer and Read
Was Anyone Listening? Christian Apologetics against Islam as a Literary Genre
Frivolity and Reform in the Church: The Irish Experience, 1066-116
Ecclesiology on the Edge: Dante and the Church
'No milkless cow': The Cross of Christ in Medieval Irish
'Y Ganrif Fawr'? Piety Literature and Patronage in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Wales
The Biblical Verse of Hans Sachs: The Popularization of Scripture in the Lutheran Reformation
Thomas More's Confutation: A Literary Failure?
Staging Vice and Acting Evil: Theatre and Anti-Theatre in Early Modern England
William Perkins's The Arte of Prophecying: A Literary Manifesto
Milton's Churches
Anti-Catholicism and Obscene Literature: The Case of Mrs. Mary Catherine Cadiere and its Context
English Convents in Eighteenth-Century Travel Literature
A Novel Resistance: Mission Narrative as the Anti-Novel in the Evangelical Assault on British Culture
Reserve and Physical Imagery in the Tractarian Poetry of Isaac Williams (1802-65)
W E. Heygate: Tractarian Clerical Novelist
A Writer or a Religious? Lady Georgiana Fullerton's Dilemma
Writing the Sabbath: The Literature of the Nineteenth-Century Sunday Observance Debate
The Pastor Chief and other Stories: Waldensian Historical Fiction in the Nineteenth Century
The Jesuit as Villain in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
Christian Dickens
Disraeli's Novels: Religion and Identity
Breadth from Dissent: Ada Ellen Bayly ('Edna Lyall') and her Fiction
'Pulp Methodism' revisited: The Literature and Significance of Silas and Joseph Hocking
Some Popes in English Literature c.1850-1950
Jesuit Pulp Fiction: The Serial Novels of Antonio Bresciani in La Civilt� Cattolica
Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan: Priest and Novelist (Presidential Address)
'Oh dear, if only the Reformation had happened differently': Anglicanism, the Reformation and Dame Rose Macaulay (1881-1958)
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chamberlain and the Censorship of the Theatre, 1909-49
The Trials of Lady Chatterley, the Modernist Bishop and the Victorian Archbishop: Clashes of Class, Culture and Generations
The Cloister and the Crime: Medieval Monks in Modern Murder-Mysteries
Piety and Polemic in Evangelical Prophecy Fiction, 1995-2000