Edited Book

Oxford Handbook of English Literature & Theology

Citation

Hass AW, Jasper D & Jay E (eds.) (2007) Oxford Handbook of English Literature & Theology. Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199271979.do; http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199544486.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199544486

Abstract
The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology is a defining volume of essays in which leading international scholars apply an interdisciplinary approach to the long and evolving relationship between English Literature and Theology. The volume first offers a chronological account of key moments in the formation of the tradition; goes on to demonstrate literary ways of reading the Bible, theological ways of reading literature, and literary conceptions of theological texts; and finally, explores the great themes that have preoccupied the Jewish and Christian traditions. Framing editorial articles describe the history, the cultural implications, and the methodological issues of this now-popular interdisciplinary study, before speculating as to its possible futures in a postmodern, multicultural world.

Keywords
literature; theology; religion; reading the Bible; theological texts; theology as literature; great themes; Jewish traditions; Christian traditions; history; culture; postmodernity; multicultural world

StatusPublished
EditorDr Andrew Hass
Title of seriesOxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology
Publication date15/03/2007
PublisherOxford University Press
Publisher URLhttp://ukcatalogue.oup.com/…hb-9780199544486
Place of publicationOxford
ISBN9780199271979