|Lemon, Rebecca / Mason, Emma / Roberts, Jonathan / Rowland, Christopher (eds.)|
The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature
1. Edition April 2012
2012. 720 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-67499-4 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Hardcover.
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This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages.
* An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on English literature - as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history - from the medieval period through to the twentieth-century
* Includes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in their historical context
* Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literature
* Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongside their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's text shifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads and studies it