Religion and Literature: A Reader

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Robert Detweiler, David Jasper
Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 191 pages
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Featuring a selection from over 80 key texts, this anthology aims to help the reader to understand the common origins of religious expression and of literature. The texts included cover classical literature, the Bible, English and European classics and contemporary works.

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Contents

David Friedrich Strauss The Life of Jesus Critically Examined
5
Paul Tillich Theology of Culture
12
The Book of Genesis
19
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
26
H Lawrence The Man Who Died
34
Psalm 130 Ezekiel 3 Revelation 10
41
Teresa of Avila The Interior Castle
48
Martin Luther Table Talk
50
Augustine of Hippo Confessions
116
Malcolm Lowry Under the Volcano
122
Ovid Metamorphoses
130
CONVERSION AND ECSTASY
136
John Milton Paradise Lost
142
J G Ballard The Atrocity Exhibition
148
Further Reading
154
Douglas Coupland Life after God
160

A Communion Rite
63
Or the Whale
76
The Book of Ezekiel
89
Paul Ricoeur The Sacred Text and the Community
103
INTERMEDIALITY
167
Edmond Jabs The Book of Margins
171
Acknowledgments
184
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Robert Detweiler is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served as the Institute's Director for eight years. He has published extensively on the intersection of religion, literature and culture.

David Jasper is Professor in Literature and Theology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He is coeditor of Religion and Literature and coauthor of The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology.

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