The Christian Tradition in English Literature: Poetry, Plays, and Shorter Prose
Features: * Wide chronological coverage of English literature, especially texts found in the Norton, Oxford, Blackwell and other standard anthologies * Short, punchy essays that engage with the texts, the critics, and literary and social issues * Background and survey articles * Glossaries of Bible themes, images and narratives * Annotated bibliography and questions for class discussion or personal reflection * Scholarly yet accessible, jargon-free approach -- ideal for school and university students, book groups and general readers Created for readers who may be unfamiliar with the Bible, church history or theological development, it offers an understanding of Christianity's key concepts, themes, images and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day. Paul Cavill is a lecturer in English and research fellow for the English Place-Name Society for School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is also the author of Anglo-Saxon Christianity and Vikings. He resides in Leicester, England, with his wife and their two children.
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