Summary Book Review Contemporary Fiction and Christianity by Andrew Tate:
Download or read book Contemporary Fiction and Christianity written by Andrew Tate and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: >
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction by Nancy M. Tischler:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction written by Nancy M. Tischler and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides biographies of American and British authors of Christian themed works from World War II until the present day.
Summary Book Review Christian Fiction by John Mort:
Download or read book Christian Fiction written by John Mort and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2002 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At last--the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles,including a chapter on YA literature, and provides detailed annotations and bibliographies.
Summary Book Review An Introduction to Religion and Literature by Mark Knight:
Download or read book An Introduction to Religion and Literature written by Mark Knight and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-15 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religion has always been an integral part of the literary tradition: many canonical and non-canonical texts engage extensively with religious ideas, and the development of English Literature as a professional discipline began with an explicit consideration of the relationship between religion and literature. Literature also plays an important role in religious writing, as twentieth-century work on narrative theology has acknowledged. Both the recent theological turn of literary theory and the renewed political significance of religious debate in contemporary western culture have generated further interest in this interdisciplinary area. An Introduction to Religion and Literature offers a lucid, accessible and thoughtful introduction to the study of religion and literature. While the focus is on Christian theology and post-1800 British literature, substantial reference is made to earlier writers, texts from North America and mainland Europe, and other faith positions. Each chapter takes up a major theological idea and explores it through close readings of well-known and influential literary texts.
Summary Book Review Religion in Contemporary Fiction by George N. Boyd:
Download or read book Religion in Contemporary Fiction written by George N. Boyd and published by San Antonio, Tex. : Trinity University Press. This book was released on 1973 with total page 99 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Religion, Literature and the Imagination by Mark Knight:
Download or read book Religion, Literature and the Imagination written by Mark Knight and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This important collection of essays offers a dynamic and provocative contribution to the study of religion and literature. Bringing together some of the leading voices in the field, the collection addresses a series of crucial questions concerning the writing of 'theology fiction' and the role of the religious imagination in literary criticism. Topics covered include aesthetics, technology, identity, eschatology and the Bible. The result is an ambitious book that maps out new directions for thought and makes clear the exciting possibilities of sacred wor(l)ds.
Summary Book Review Themelios, Volume 46, Issue 2 by D. A. Carson:
Download or read book Themelios, Volume 46, Issue 2 written by D. A. Carson and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-09-10 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary
Summary Book Review Postwar American Fiction and the Rise of Modern Conservatism by Bryan M. Santin:
Download or read book Postwar American Fiction and the Rise of Modern Conservatism written by Bryan M. Santin and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bryan M. Santin examines over a half-century of intersection between American fiction and postwar conservatism. He traces the shifting racial politics of movement conservatism to argue that contemporary perceptions of literary form and aesthetic value are intrinsically connected to the rise of the American Right. Instead of casting postwar conservatives as cynical hustlers or ideological fanatics, Santin shows how the long-term rhetorical shift in conservative notions of literary value and prestige reveal an aesthetic antinomy between high culture and low culture. This shift, he argues, registered and mediated the deeper foundational antinomy structuring postwar conservatism itself: the stable social order of traditionalism and the creative destruction of free-market capitalism. Postwar conservatives produced, in effect, an ambivalent double register in the discourse of conservative literary taste that sought to celebrate neo-aristocratic manifestations of cultural capital while condemning newer, more progressive manifestations revolving around racial and ethnic diversity.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction by Daniel O'Gorman:
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction written by Daniel O'Gorman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.
Summary Book Review Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought by Joel Rasmussen:
Download or read book Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought written by Joel Rasmussen and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-22 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through various realignments beginning in the Revolutionary era and continuing across the nineteenth century, Christianity not only endured as a vital intellectual tradition contributed importantly to a wide variety of significant conversations, movements, and social transformations across the diverse spheres of intellectual, cultural, and social history. The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought proposes new readings of the diverse sites and variegated role of the Christian intellectual tradition across what has come to be called 'the long nineteenth century'. It represents the first comprehensive examination of a picture emerging from the twin recognition of Christianity's abiding intellectual influence and its radical transformation and diversification under the influence of the forces of modernity. Part one investigates changing paradigms that determine the evolving approaches to religious matters during the nineteenth century, providing readers with a sense of the fundamental changes at the time. Section two considers human nature and the nature of religion. It explores a range of categories rising to prominence in the course of the nineteenth century, and influencing the way religion in general, and Christianity in particular, were conceived. Part three focuses on the intellectual, cultural, and social developments of the time, while part four looks at Christianity and the arts-a major area in which Christian ideas, stories, and images were used, adapted, changes, and challenged during the nineteenth century. Christianity was radically pluralized in the nineteenth century, and the fifth section is dedicated to 'Christianity and Christianities'. The chapters sketch the major churches and confessions during the period. The final part considers doctrinal themes registering the wealth and scope through broad narrative and individual example. This authoritative reference work offers an indispensable overview of a period whose forceful ideas continue to be present in contemporary theology.
Summary Book Review Like and Unlike God by John Neary:
Download or read book Like and Unlike God written by John Neary and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neary argues that each type of imagination, analogical and dialectical, is the other's supplement, they need each other to create a vision that is sharp, rich, and whole."--BOOK JACKET.
Summary Book Review Protestant Evangelical Literary Culture and Contemporary Society by Jan Blodgett:
Download or read book Protestant Evangelical Literary Culture and Contemporary Society written by Jan Blodgett and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1997 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the significance of Protestant evangelical publishing and the growth of interest in evangelical fiction in the United States.
Summary Book Review Postmodern, Marxist, and Christian Historical Novels by Lynne W. Hinojosa:
Download or read book Postmodern, Marxist, and Christian Historical Novels written by Lynne W. Hinojosa and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postmodern, Marxist, and Christian Historical Novels: Hope and the Burdens of History argues historical novels can help readers receive the burdens of history—meaning both the burdens of the past, present, and future and the burden of living in time—and develop a more robust conception of and concrete practice of hope. Since the 1960s, historical novels have been a dominant literary genre, but they have been influenced primarily not by Christian but by postmodern and marxist thinkers and writers. This book provides a theological and literary analysis of all three types of historical novels—postmodern, marxist, and Christian—and outlines what each school of thought can learn from each other regarding historical understanding and hope. Using Jürgen Moltmann’s theology of hope and Frank Kermode’s literary criticism as a theoretical basis, the book offers readings of novels by Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Ian McEwan, and Ursula LeGuin, among others, and ends with an extended analysis of Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead series.
Summary Book Review Topologies of Fear in Contemporary Fiction by Scott McClintock:
Download or read book Topologies of Fear in Contemporary Fiction written by Scott McClintock and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-07-21 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The central concern of the book is the impact of global terror networks and state counterterrorism on twentieth-century fiction. A unique contribution of this book is the comparative approach, as opposed to the single author focus of most of the edited collections on terrorism in literature.
Author :Christopher Douglas Publisher :Cornell University Press Release Date :2016-04-21 ISBN 10 :9781501703539 Pages :378 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (353 users download)
Summary Book Review If God Meant to Interfere by Christopher Douglas:
Download or read book If God Meant to Interfere written by Christopher Douglas and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The rise of the Christian Right took many writers and literary critics by surprise, trained as we were to think that religions waned as societies became modern. In If God Meant to Interfere, Christopher Douglas shows that American writers struggled to understand and respond to this new social and political force. Religiously inflected literature since the 1970s must be understood in the context of this unforeseen resurgence of conservative Christianity, he argues, a resurgence that realigned the literary and cultural fields. Among the writers Douglas considers are Marilynne Robinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, N. Scott Momaday, Gloria Anzaldúa, Philip Roth, Carl Sagan, and Dan Brown. Their fictions engaged a wide range of topics: religious conspiracies, faith and wonder, slavery and imperialism, evolution and extraterrestrial contact, alternate histories and ancestral spiritualities. But this is only part of the story. Liberal-leaning literary writers responding to the resurgence were sometimes confused by the Christian Right's strange entanglement with the contemporary paradigms of multiculturalism and postmodernism —leading to complex emergent phenomena that Douglas terms "Christian multiculturalism" and “Christian postmodernism.” Ultimately, If God Meant to Interfere shows the value of listening to our literature for its sometimes subterranean attention to the religious and social upheavals going on around it.
Summary Book Review Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses by Crag Hill:
Download or read book Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses written by Crag Hill and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-05 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building off the argument that comics succeed as literature—rich, complex narratives filled with compelling characters interrogating the thought-provoking issues of our time—this book argues that comics are an expressive medium whose moves (structural and aesthetic) may be shared by literature, the visual arts, and film, but beyond this are a unique art form possessing qualities these other mediums do not. Drawing from a range of current comics scholarship demonstrating this point, this book explores the unique intelligence/s of comics and how they expand the ways readers engage with the world in ways different than prose, or film, or other visual arts. Written by teachers and scholars of comics for instructors, this book bridges research and pedagogy, providing instructors with models of critical readings around a variety of comics.
Summary Book Review Activism and the American Novel by Channette Romero:
Download or read book Activism and the American Novel written by Channette Romero and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1980s, many activists and writers have turned from identity politics toward ethnic religious traditions to rediscover and reinvigorate their historic role in resistance to colonialism and oppression. In her examination of contemporary fiction by women of color—including Toni Morrison, Ana Castillo, Toni Cade Bambara, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko—Channette Romero considers the way these novels newly engage with Vodun, Santería, Candomblé, and American Indian traditions. Critical of a widespread disengagement from civic participation and of the contemporary novel’s disconnection from politics, this fiction attempts to transform the novel and the practice of reading into a means of political engagement and an inspiration for social change.