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    Heather Ward(Author)

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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.

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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  • PDF | 512 pages
  • Heather Ward(Author)
  • Zondervan; First Edition edition (May 1, 2007)
  • English
  • 8
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Mary Sayler on January 8, 2013

    If you like to read well-written poetry, write well-written poetry, and find biblical topics and Christian themes treated with respect in poetry, this book will most likely please you as it did me. Beginning with the medieval era when the English language came, poetically, into being, the text provides readers with an overview of writings from Bede to Sir Thomas Malory before proceeding onto such Renaissance writers as Sir Thomas More, John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, and the translators of the King James Bible. After an overview of "The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century," I saw where John Bunyan was coming from and why in his Pilgrim's Progress before discovering an affinity for Coleridge, Carlyle, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning in "The Romantics and Victorians." It's not that I hadn't read their works or heard of such poets as Francis Thompson, whose "Hound of Heaven" hounds me too, but the progression of English-speaking-writing poets - from "The Medieval Period" through "The Twentieth Century" - helped me to see the progression of English literature as we know it, yet giving a view that Christians in general and other poets and writers in particular will especially want to see.

  • By zachomatic on October 3, 2015

    I used this for a research paper about literature history in a brit lit class.


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