Religion & Literature is a scholarly journal providing a forum for discussion of the relations between two crucial human concerns, the religious impulse and the literary forms of any era, place, or language.

Current Issue, Volume 47.1 (published spring 2016)

Article Authors

Gregory Foran, “Eschatology and Ecclesiology in Macbeth”
Richard Strier, “Mind, Nature, Heterodoxy, and Iconoclasm in The Winter’s Tale”
Charis Charalampous, “Thinking (of) Feelings in Donne’s Poetry: The Signifying Rift and ‘The Evidence of Things Not Seen’”
Travis DeCook, “The Extrinsic Bible: Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, Concepts of Scripture and The Question of Secularity”
Lucas Kwong, “Killing Alton: The Politics of Spiritual Autobiography in Alton Locke”
Loni Reynolds, “‘A Human Yet Dark Tribute to Life’: The Eucharist in the Work of Gregory Corso”

Forum: “Rethinking the Bible as Literature,” Edited by Emily A. Ransom with Peter S. Hawkins

Other Contributors

Ed Block, A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Krolik Hollenberg and Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene
Lori Branch, Religion, Literature and the Imagination: Sacred Worlds edited by Mark Knight and Louise Lee
David C. Downing, The Lion’s World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia by Rowan Williams
Wendy Furman-Adams, Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature by Rachel Trubowitz
Margaret Hallissy, Imagining the Pagan Past: Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages by Marion Gibson
Robin Kirkpatrick, The Church and Literature (Studies in Church History Volume 48) edited by Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen
Ian Newman, Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture, 1660-1780 by Howard D. Weinbrot
Holly Ordway, The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis by Alister E. McGrath

Paul Robichaud, Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing by Patrick R. Query
Paul Rorem, From Knowledge to Beatitude: St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr. edited by E. Ann Matter and Lesley Smith
William Shullenberger, Liturgical Liaisons: The Textual Body, Irony, and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson by Jamey Heit
William Svelmoe, The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline by Elesha J. Coffman
Lara Vetter, H.D. and Modernist Religious Imagination: Mysticism and Writing by Elizabeth Anderson
John Howard Wilson, Evelyn Waugh: Fictions, Faith and Family by Michael G. Brennan
Ralph C. Wood, Sacred Dread: Raïssa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival (1905-1944) by Brenna Moore


News and Events

Religion & Literature Conversation
Fri Jan 22, 2016; 12:30PM –  2:00PM

Please join us as we welcome issue 46.2-3 into print through another lively and stimulating conversation hosted at the Religion & Literature office. This special double issue reflects on the place of religion and literature in the modern academy and, as Susannah Monta explains in her introduction, “proposes ways that the study of religion and literature may reshape—for the better—our understand of what work the humanities might achieve.”

Pizza and other edible aids-to-reflection will be provided. RSVP if possible to randl@nd.edu.

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Upcoming Issue (expected spring 2016):

47.2, featuring articles from

Mary Christian, “Bought with Silver: Victor Hugo, George Bernard Shaw, and the Economics of Salvation.”

Susan Mizruchi, “The School of Martyrdom: Reconsidering Catcher in the Rye

Helena M. Tomko, “Muriel Spark’s The Girls of Slender Means at the Limits of the Catholic Novel”

Matthew L. Potts, “Their Ragged Biblical Forms: Materiality, Misogyny, and the Corporal Works of Mercy in Suttree

Graley Herren, “Cosmological Metafiction: Gnosticism in Don DeLillo’s Libra.”

Lynne W. Hinojosa, “John Ames as Historiographer: Pacifism, Racial Reconciliation, and Agape in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead