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Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000 by Thomas Woodman

Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000


Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000 by Thomas Woodman

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.


'... this volume is a valuable addition to recent work in the field... packed with suggestive approaches towards reading the novel through or in relation to religious discourse.'
The Glass (Christian Literary Studies Group)

'This is a valuable collection.'
Heythrop Journal

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th July 2006


Thomas Woodman

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Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


170 pages


Prose: non-fiction
Literary studies: general
Religion: general



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