46.1 (Spr. 2014) - current

Volume 48.1 (Published Spring 2017)

Articles

  • Kevin Chovanec, “Stirring Meats: Resurrection Doctrine and the Substance of the Body in The Revenger’s Tragedy
  • Andrew Jerome Williams, “Differ with Charity: Religious Tolerance and Secularization in The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
  • Daniel DiMassa, “Varieties of Radical Enlightenment: Secularization as Translation in Goethe’s Autiobiography”
  • Alyssa Bellows, “Cardinal John Henry Newman’s One ‘Thing’ Needful: The Spiritual Necessity of the Material in Loss and Gain”
  • Zachary Ugolnik, "Internal Liturgy: The Transmission of the Jesus Prayer in the Philokalia and The Way of a Pilgrim (Rasskaz Strannika)
  • Edward Upton, “Approaching Nirvana: Skillful Means and Asceticism in T.S. Eliot’s Critique of Arthur Schopenhauer”

“Forum: Two Poems Entitled ‘Psalm’ by George Oppen and Paul Celan,” Edited by Henry Weinfield

  • Henry Weinfield, “Introduction”
  • Robert Baker, “The Poetics of Encounter: Paul Celan’s ‘Psalm’ and George Oppen’s ‘Psalm’”
  • Carsten Dutt, “Celan’s Counter-Psalm: Religious Negativity, Paradox, and the Freedom of Poetry”
  • Kevin Hart, “On Paul Celan’s ‘Psalm’”
  • Peter Nicholls, “Psalms: Reading Oppen with Celan and Rilke”

Book Reviews

  • Clare Costely King’oo, Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt (ed.)’s Religious Diversity and Early Modern English Texts: Catholic, Judaic, Feminist, and Secular Dimensions
  • Elizabeth Williamson, David K. Anderson’s Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England: Tragedy, Religion and Violence on Stage
  • James Lambert, David Coleman (ed.)’s Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature
  • Alison Shell, Sarah Beckwith’s Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness, Piero Boitani’s (trans. Vittorio Montemaggi and Rachel Jacoff) The Gospel According to Shakespeare, and Richard C. McCoy’s Faith in Shakespeare
  • Vanessa L. Rapatz, Nicky Hallet’s The Senses in Religious Communities, 1600-1800: Early Modern “Convents of Pleasure”
  • Diane Long Hoeveler, Miriam Elizabeth Burstein’s Victorian Reformations: Historical Fiction and Religious Controversy, 1820-1900
  • Thomas Gardner, Richard E. Brantley’s Emily Dickinson’s Rich Conversation: Poetry, Philosophy, Science
  • Jack Dudley, Stephen Sicari’s Modernist Humanism and the Men of 1914: Joyce, Lewis, Pound, and Eliot
  • David C. Jacobson, Ilana Pardes’s Agnon’s Moonstruck Lovers: The Song of Songs in Israeli Culture
  • Eamonn Wall, Andrew J. Auge’s A Chastened Communion: Modern Irish Poetry and Catholicism

Volume 47.3 (Published Fall 2016)

Articles

  • Robin Kirkpatrick, “The Pace of Praise: Might Theology Walk Together With Literature?”
  • Deberniere Janet Torrey, “Transcendence and Anxiety in the Prison Letters of Catholic Martyr Ludgarda Yi Suni (1779-1802)”
  • Anne Nichols, “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Women in Sacred History: Biblical Criticism, Evolution, and the Maternal Ethic”
  • Elizabeth Sanders, “An Up-To-Date Religion: The Challenges and Constructions of Belief in _Dracula_"
  • Robert Baker, “The Sprawling Genius of Thylias Moss”
  • Michael Vander Weele, “The Human Effort to Exchange Stories and Uwem Akpan’s Child Narrators”

Book Reviews

  • Karl Persson, Samantha Zacher’s Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse: Becoming the Chosen People
  • Barbara Newman, A. C. Spearing’s Medieval Autographies: The “I” of the Text
  • Katherine C. Little, Ian Johnson’s The Middle English Life of Christ: Academic Discourse, Translation and Vernacular Theology
  • Bernard D. Cooperman, Yaacob Dweck’s The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice
  • Teresa Huffman Traver, Susan E. Colón’s Victorian Parables
  • T. A. S. Carson, Heidi J. Snow’s William Wordsworth and the Theology of Poverty
  • Thomas Gaiton Marullo, Elizabeth Blake’s Dostoevsky and the Catholic Underground
  • Peter Howarth, Luke Ferratter’s The Glyph and the Gramaphone: D. H. Lawrence’s Religion
  • Kathleen Lipovski-Helal, Jordan Cofer’s Gospel According to Flannery O’Connor: Examining the Role of the Bible in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction
  • Paul Franz, Matthew Sperling’s Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words
  • Tiffany Eberle Kriner, Jennie Chapman’s Plotting the Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series
  • George Corbett on Jo Carruthers, Mark Knight, and Andrew Tate (ed.)’s Literature and the Bible: A Reader

Volume 47.2 (Published Summer 2016)

Articles

  • Mary Christian, “Bought with Silver: Victor Hugo, George Bernard Shaw, and the Economics of Salvation”
  • Susan Mizruchi, “The School of Martyrdom: Reconsidering Culture and Class in Catcher in the Rye
  • Helena M. Tomko, “Muriel Spark’s The Girl of Slender Means at the Limits of the Catholic Novel”
  • Matthew 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 Hinojosa, “John Ames as Historiographer: Pacifism, Racial Reconciliation, and Agape in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead

Book Reviews

  • Ankur Barua, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad’s Divine Self, Human Self: The Philosophy of Being in Two Gītā Commentaries
  • Harold K. Bush, Nancy Koester’s Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life
  • Ashon Crawley, Kelly Brown Douglas’s Black Bodies and the Black Church: A Blues Slant
  • Dennis Danielson, Raymond B. Waddington’s Looking into Providences: Designs and Trials in Paradise Lost
  • Susanna Fein, Katherine C. Little’s Transforming Work: Early Modern Pastoral and Late Medieval Poetry
  • Sandor Goodhart, Donald R. Wehrs’s Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature: Ethics and the Reconstruction of Subjectivity
  • Jan L. Hagens, J.M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks (ed.)’s The Faustian Century: German Literature and Culture in the Age of Luther and Faustus
  • Andromache Karanika, Marguerite Rigoglioso’s Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity
  • Joseph G. Kronick, Stephen J. Schuler’s The Augustinian Theology of W. H. Auden
  • Christian Moevs, William Franke’s Dante and the Sense of Transgression: “The Trespass of the Sign”
  • Lee Oser, David Kastan’s A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion
  • Stephen Prickett, Robert Crawford’s Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land
  • Matthew J. Smith, Kimberly Johnson’s Made Flesh: Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England
  • Brian Yothers, James Emmett Ryan’s Faithful Passages: American Catholicism in Literary Culture, 1844-1931
  • Hannah Zdansky, Barbara Newman’s Medieval Crossover: Reading the Secular against the Sacred

Volume 47.1 (Published Spring 2016)

Articles

  • 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

Book Reviews

  • Ed Block, Dana Greene’s A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Krolik Hollenberg and Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life
  • Lori Branch, Mark Knight and Louise Lee (ed.)’s Religion, Literature and the Imagination: Sacred Worlds
  • David C. Downing, Rowan Williams’s The Lion’s World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia
  • Wendy Furman-Adams, Rachel Trubowitz’s Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature
  • Margaret Hallissy, Marion Gibson’s Imagining the Pagan Past: Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages
  • Robin Kirkpatrick, Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen (ed.)’s The Church and Literature (Studies in Church History Volume 48)
  • Ian Newman, Howard D. Weinbrot’s Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture, 1660-1780
  • Holly Ordway, Alister E. McGrath’s The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis
  • Paul Robichaud, Patrick R. Query’s Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing
  • Paul Rorem, E. Ann Matter and Lesley Smith (ed.)’s From Knowledge to Beatitude: St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr.
  • William Shullenberger, Jamey Heit’s Liturgical Liaisons: The Textual Body, Irony, and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson
  • William Svelmoe, Elesha J. Coffman’s The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline
  • Lara Vetter, Elizabeth Anderson’s H.D. and Modernist Religious Imagination: Mysticism and Writing
  • John Howard Wilson, Michael G. Brennan’s Evelyn Waugh: Fictions, Faith and Family
  • Ralph C. Wood, Brenna Moore’s Sacred Dread: Raïssa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival (1905-1944)

Volume 46.2-3 (Published Fall 2015)

Articles

  • Lori Branch, “The Rituals of Our Re-Secularization: Literature Between Faith and Knowledge”
  • Cyril O’Regan, “August Rivalries: Post-Romantic Contesting of the Biblical Narrative in Harold Bloom and Philip Pullman”
  • Katy Wright-Bushman and Hannah Zdansky, “Religion in/and/all over Medieval Literature”
  • Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, “Time, Memory, Ritual and Recital: Religion and Literature in Exodus 12”
  • Ann W. Astell and Susannah Brietz Monta, “Genre and the Joining of Literature and Religion: A Question of Kinds”
  • Vittorio Montemaggi and Regina Schwartz, “On Religion and Literature: Truth, Beauty, and the Good”
  • Peter S. Hawkins and Fatemeh Keshavarz, “Taste and See: A Religion and Literature Dialogue”

Additional material

  • “Literature and Religion for the Humanities: Seven Theses,” from the Mellon Working Group on Religion and Literature
  • Dallin Lewis’s course syllabus “After Eden: Religion, Literature, and the Environment,” winner of the first annual Religion & Literature Syllabus Prize

Book Reviews

  • Andrew Giorgetti, Randall Heskett’s Reading the Book of Isaiah: Destruction and Lament in the Holy Cities
  • Stanley Benfell, Richard G. Newhauser and Susan J. Rudyard (ed.)’s Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: The Tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins
  • Stephen M. Fallon, Michael Bryson’s The Atheist Milton
  • Catherine Gimelli Martin, Bryan Adams Hampton’s Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton and the Incarnational Poetics of Revolutionary England
  • Dustin D. Stewart, Richard J. DuRocher and Margaret Olofson Thickstun (ed.)’s Milton’s Rival Hermeneutics: “Reason Is But Choosing”
  • David Ainsworth, Laura Lunger Knoppers (ed.)’s The Oxford Handbook of Literature & the English Revolution
  • Jennifer Snead, Misty G. Anderson’s Imagining Methodism in 18th-Century Britain: Enthusiasm, Belief, and the Borders of the Self
  • John J. Davenport, Edward F. Mooney’s Excursions with Kierkegaard: Others, Goods, Death, and Final Fate
  • Susan L. Roberson, Valerie C. Cooper’s Word, Like Fire: Maria Stewart, the Bible & the Rights of African Americans
  • Andre E. Johnson, Rosetta R. Haynes’s Radical Spiritual Motherhood: Autobiography and Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century African American Women
  • Stanley Bill, Charles S. Kraszewski’s Irresolute Heresiarch: Catholicism, Gnosticism and Paganism in the Poetry of Czesław Miłosz
  • Sarah Roger, Annette U. Flynn’s The Quest for God in the Work of Borges
  • Molly K. Robey, Channette Romero’s Activism and the American Novel: Religion and Resistance in Fiction By Women of Color
  • Rebecca Ferguson, K. Zauditu-Selassi’s African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Errata

Volume 46.1 (Spring 2014, Published Summer 2015)

Articles

  • Jennifer Sisk, “Unauthorized Desire: Audience and Affect in St. Erkenwald and Lydgate’s St. Austin at Compton
  • Geoffrey Nash, “Aryan and Semite in Ernest Renan and Matthew Arnold’s Quest for the Religion of Modernity”
  • Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta, “Brideshead Illustrated: The Sacred and Profane Aesthetics of Captain Charles Ryder”
  • Derek C. Hatch, “‘Even When Christ is Not Recognized’: The Thomistic Mediation of Divine Grace in The Violent Bear it Away
  • James Clements, “‘The Thing in the Box’: William Golding’s ‘Miss Pulkinhorn’ as Apophatic Literature”
  • Adam Glover, “Music, Poetry, and Eucharist”

Emily Dicknson and Religion, edited by Roger Lundin

  • Roger Lundin, “Introduction”
  • James McIntosh, “Dickinson’s Kinetic Religious Imagination”
  • Roger Lundin, “The Tender Pioneer in the Prairies of the Air: Dickinson and the Differences of God”
  • Richard E. Brantley, “The Interrogative Mood of Emily Dickinson’s Quarrel with God”
  • Jane Donahue Eberwin, “‘A different God?’: Religious Revelations from Dickinson’s Holland Correspondence”
  • Victoria N. Morgan, “‘When Bells stop ringing’: Tracing Dickinson’s ‘Circumference’ Through the Tradition of the Praying Circle”
  • Linda Freedman, “‘And with what body do they come?’: Dickinson’s Resurrection”
  • Miho Nonaka, “Season of Eternity: The Resonance of Dickinson’s Poems in Japanese”
  • Thomas Gardner, “Dickinson, Calvin, and the Drama of Perception”

Book Reviews

  • Susan L. Einbinder, Ryan Szpiech’s Conversion and Narrative: Reading and Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic
  • Michael Questier, Alice Dailey’s The English Martyr from Reformation to Revolution
  • Ghanshyam Sharma, Allison Busch’s Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India
  • Nancy Carol James, Patricia A. Ward’s Experimental Theology in America: Madame Guyon, Fenelon, and Their Readers
  • Scott Krawczyk, Felicity James and Ian Inkster (eds.)’s Religious Dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld Circle, 1740-1860
  • Susan Matthews, Susanne M. Sklar’s Blake’s Jerusalem as Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body
  • John Luis Haglund, Eric Ziolkowski’s The Literary Kierkegaard
  • James McIntosh, Linda Freedman’s Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination
  • Robert B. Shaw, Henry Weinfield’s The Blank-Verse Tradition from Milton to Stevens: Freethinking and the Crisis of Modernity
  • David J. Leigh, Wesley A. Kort’s Textual Intimacy: Autobiography and Religious Identities
  • Fatemeh Kesharvarz, Hamid Dabashi’s The World of Persian Literary Humanism
    • Emmanuel Katongole, Carolyn M. Jones Medine’s Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics: Negotiating Transitive Space and Hybrid Identities