The novel has been called 'the one secular genre'. Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000, engages with the way the history of the modern novel reflects an ongoing dialogue with religion despite, and even through, the process of secularization. It focusses especially on the role of biblical narratives as subtexts of modern and contemporary literature. The contributors consider a range of texts from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries by Fielding, BrontA , Lawrence, Winterson, and Coupland, among others, to examine in different yet complementary ways the multiplicity of approaches that novelists have adopted to address religious concerns.
|Publication date:||26th July 2006|
|Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Prose: non-fiction, Literary studies: general, Religion: general,|
Dr Mark Knight is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto, Canada, UK, and Dr Thomas Woodman is Senior Lecturer at the School of English and American Literature, University of Reading, UK.More About Thomas Woodman