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.

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Current Issue: 52.2 (published Summer 2020)​​​​​​


Gabriel Rieger, "‘Give me your hand and say you will be mine’: Containing Catholicism in Thomas Middleton’s Measure for Measure"

Asher Gelzer-Govatos, "'A Sensuous Embodiment': Sacramental Poetics in T. S. Eliot’s Ariel Poems"

Patricia Davis Patrick, "‘You Learn Me Noble Thankfulness’: Restoring a Graceful Cycle of Giving and Receiving in Much Ado About Nothing"

Jarica Linn Watts, "Of Dashes, Gashes, and Wounds: Radclyffe Hall and the Medieval Devotion of ‘Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself'"

Mary Jo Kietzman, "Othello: Shakespeare’s Realistic Samson"

Christina Iluzada, "How to Respond to New Atheists: Learning How to View the Material World, Knowledge, and Mystery from the Seventeenth-Century Poet Lucy Hutchinson"

Book Reviews

David Torollo on Dominion Built of Praise: Panegyric and Legitimacy Among Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean by Jonathan Decter 

Noëlle Phillips on Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology by Curtis A. Gruenler

Norm Klassen on God's Patients: Chaucer, Agency, and the Nature of Laws by John Bugbee

Richard C. McCoy on Sacred and Secular Transactions in the Age of Shakespeare edited by Katherine Steele Brokaw and Jay Zysk

Elizabeth Fenton on Susana Rowson: Sentimental Prophet of Early American Literature by Steven Epley

Richard E. Brantley on Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America by Brett Malcolm Grainger

Octavian Gabor on Dostoevsky and the Riddle of the Shelf by Yuri Corrigan 

Stephen Prickett on Scotland's Forgotten Treasure: The Visionary Romances of George MacDonald by Colin Manlove

Terry Gifford on Ted Hughes and Christianity by David Troupes 

Maeera Y. Shreiber on Like a Dark Rabbi: Modern Poetry and the Jewish Literary Imagination by Norman Finkelstein 

Maxwell Kennel on Queering Mennonite Literature: Archives, Activism, and the Search for Community by Daniel Shank Cruz

Sara Judy on Of Women Borne: A Literary Ethics of Suffering by Cynthia R. Wallace 






Upcoming Double Issue: 52.3-53.1 (Expected Fall 2021)


Blake Allen, "Coleridge's Metaphysics of Beauty" 

Susan L. Haskins, "The Construction of the Goddess: Isis in Apuleius's Metamorphoses"  

Nicoletta Asciuto, "Light and Mystical Writing: T.S. Eliot's Poetic Practice in Four Quartets" 

Patrick McGrath, "Andrew Marvell's 'A Dialogue, Between the Resolved Soul, and Created Pleasure': Asceticism and the Plain Style" 

Todd Anderson, "The Reception of Milton's Satan in C.S. Lewis's Perelandra"

Michael Sanders, "Mettanoia in Thomas Pynchon’s Buddhist Trilogy"  

An Irish American Literature Forum edited by Christopher Cusak