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Religion and literature : a reader

Religion and Literature contains selections from more than seventy sources, ranging from the ancient classics, the Bible, Western masterpieces, and contemporary literature, including Augustine of Hippo, Samuel Beckett, William Blake, Jacques Derrida, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Northrop Frye, Franz Kafka, Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Luther, Thomas Merton, John Milton, Flannery O'Connor, Ovid, Paul Ricoeur, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Paul Tillich, Mark Twain, John Updike, Simone Weil, Elie Wiesel, and many others. Study questions for each chapter appear at the end of the book
Print Book, English, ©2000
Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Ky., ©2000
xvi, 191 pages ; 23 cm
9780664258467, 0664258468
The lyrical ballads / William Wordsworth
The life of Jesus critically examined / David Friedrich Strauss
The study of poetry / Matthew Arnold
The point of view for my work as an author / Søren Kierkegaard
Religion and literature / T.S. Eliot
Theology of culture / Paul Tillich
The wild prayer of longing / Nathan A. Scott, Jr
The great code: the Bible and literature / Northrop Frye
The book of Genesis
The gospel of John
Popol Vuh
The woman who fell from the sky
Metamorphoses / Ovid
Extracts from Adam's diary / Mark Twain
Ode / Joseph Addison
The man who died / D.H. Lawrence
The presence of the word / Walter Ong
Psalm 130, Ezekiel 3, Revelation 10
The city of God / Augustine of Hippo
Scivias / Hildegard of Bingen
The interior castle / Teresa of Avila
Table talk / Martin Luther
Fear and trembling / Søren Kierkegaard
The gift of death / Jacques Derrida
Jachid and Jechidah / Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Bible and the imagination / Paul Ricoeur
Matthew 26:17-29; Luke 22:7-23
The Bacchae of Euripides: a communion rite / Wole Soyinka
Jewish and Christian prayers
Prasna Upanishad
Revelations of divine love / Julian of Norwich
The seven storey mountain / Thomas Merton
Batter my heart, three-personed God / John Donne
Love / George Herbert
Moby Dick: or the whale / Herman Melville
A month of Sundays / John Updike
The book of Job / J.B. / Archibald MacLeish
Grace abounding to the chief of sinners / John Bunyan
The book of Ezekiel
And did those feet in ancient time / William Blake
Riders in the chariot / Patrick White
Susanna/The book of Daniel
All's well that ends well / William Shakespeare
The parable of Simeon and Bar Kappara
The trial / Franz Kafka
The gospel of Mark
The gospel according to Mark / Jorge Luis Borges
The 'sacred' text and the community / Paul Ricoeur
Intimations of Christianity among the ancient Greeks / Simone Weil
Paradise lost / John Milton
Faust / J.W. von Goethe
The garden of love / William Blake
Confessions / Augustine of Hippo
Lady Lazarus / Sylvia Plath
Title divine is mine! / Emily Dickinson
The second coming / William Butler Yeats
Under the volcano / Malcolm Lowry
Liquid paper ; M3 / Peter Meinke
Metamorphoses / Ovid
Because I could not stop for death / Emily Dickinson
Murder in the cathedral / T.S. Eliot
The acts of the Apostles
Confessions / Augustine of Hippo
Go tell it on the mountain / James Baldwin
Adam's curse / William Butler Yeats
Paradise lost / John Milton
Night / Elie Wiesel
The book of Daniel
The atrocity exhibition / J.G. Ballard
Kubla Khan / Samuel Taylor Coleridte
Wise blood / Flannery O'Connor
The wild girl / Michèle Roberts
Beloved / Toni Morrison
Sister outsider / Audre Lorde
Life after God / Douglas Coupland
All at one point / Italo Calvino
The land of heart's desire / Tamiki Hara
Nots / Mark C. Taylor
Overpopulation and art / John Cage
The sexuality of Christ in Renaissance art and in modern oblivion / Leo Steinberg
Malone dies / Samuel Beckett
The book of margins / Edmund Jabès