The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature

Editor(s): Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, Christopher Rowland

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405131605

Online ISBN: 9781444324174

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324174

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

    1. Chapter 1

      General Introduction (pages 1–9)

      Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason and Jonathan Roberts

  2. Part II: Medieval

  3. Part III: Early Modern

  4. Part IV: Eighteenth Century and Romantic

  5. Part V: Victorian

  6. Part VI: Modernist

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