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: 52.3-53.1 (Published Autumn 2020-Spring 2021)​​​​​​


Blake Allen, "Coleridge's Metaphysics of Beauty"

Susan Haskins, "The Construction of a 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, "Mettānoia in Thomas Pynchon’s Buddhist Trilogy"

Forum: Irish American Literature

Christopher Cusack, "Religion and Cultural Identity in Irish American Literature"

Lindsay Janssen, "A Real American 'Spakes English': Ethnicity, Religion, and Respectability in John Talbot Smith’s 'How the McGuinness Saved His Pride' (1891)"

Melanie Strating, "Saving Religion: Immigrant Guidebooks, Religious Identities, and Saving Habits of Irish Domestic Servants in America"

Marguérite Corporaal, "The Yankee in Catholic Ireland: Dorothy Gresham’s Dungar Sketches in the Catholic World, 1896-98"

Sally Barr Ebest, "Shifting Identities: The Influence of Sex and Religion on Irish American Women Autobiographers"

Linda Dowling Almeida, "Mobility and Identity: The Role of Religion in the Works of Mary Doyle Curran and Alice McDermott"

Sinéad Moynihan, "'Love Applied to Suffering': Nuns in Contemporary Irish American Fiction"

Daniel Tobin, "Wayward Bound: Religion in Irish American Poetry"

Book Reviews

Carl Springer on Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry by Philip Hardie

Chris Vinsonhaler on The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton by Kathy Lavezzo

Jason Kerr on Adam and Eve in Scripture, Theology, and Literature: Sin, Compassion, and Forgiveness by Peter B. Ely

Lieke Stelling on The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage: Cultures of Interpretation in Reformation England edited by Thomas Fulton and Kristen Poole

Emily E. Stelzer on National Reckonings: The Last Judgment and Literature in Milton’s England by Ryan Hackenbracht

David Zachariah Flanagin on Sublime Conclusions: Last Man Narratives from Apocalypse to Death of God by Robert K. Weninge

Larson Powell on Confronting Evil: The Psychology of Secularization in Modern French Literature by Scott M. Powers

Aren Roukema on Spirit Matters: Occult Beliefs, Alternative Religions, and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian Britain by J. Jeffrey Franklin

John Tamilio III on T. S. Eliot’s Dialectical Imagination by Jewel Spears Brooker

Lars Erik Larson on Spirits of Place in American Literary Culture by John Gatta

Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada on The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology by Michael R. Candelaria

Elizabeth Scheiber on Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction edited by Victoria Aarons





Upcoming Double Issue: 53.2 (Expected Fall 2021)


Maria Lichtmann, "Mary and the Eternal Feminine in the Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Anne M. Carpenter, "Not America’s Nightmare: Hans Urs von Balthasar, Janelle Monáe, and Aesthetic Form"

George Rosso, "The Lamb’s New Song: Apocalypse in Early British Hymnody"

Thomas Breedlove, "Absence and Presence: The Unfinished Language of John Donne’s 'Resurrection, imperfect'"

Brett Roscoe, "Making God’s Word: Manuscript Production, Nature, and the Bible in The Secret of Kells and Exeter Book Riddle 26"

Don Adams, "You’re Screwing Yourself: Jim Thompson’s Unlikely Levinasian Prophecy"

Book Reviews

Don Michael Hudson on The "Geometrics" of the Rahab Story: A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Joshua 2 by Andrezej Toczyski

Michelle Ephraim on The Jew’s Daughter: A Cultural History of a Conversion Narrative by Efraim Sicher

Claire Taylor Jones on Medieval Things: Agency, Materiality, and Narratives of Objects in Medieval German Literature and Beyond by Bettina Bildhauer

Natalia Khomenko on Shadow and Substance: Eucharistic Controversy and English Drama across the Reformation Divide by Jay Zysk

Lowell Gallagher on Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England by Vanita Neelakanta

Kim Hedlin on The Biblical Covenant in Shakespeare by Mary Jo Kietzman

Peter Cheyne on Romanticism and the Re-Invention of Modern Religion: The Reconciliation of German Idealism and Platonic Realism by Alexander J. B. Hampton

Emily McConkey on Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith by Emma Mason

Carole M. Cusack on Pentecostal Modernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles, and World-Systems Culture edited by Stephen Shapiro and Philip Barnard

John Burt on Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination by Farrell O’Gorman

Robert Wexelblatt on When Fiction and Philosophy Meet: A Conversation with Flannery O’Connor and Simone Weil by E. Jane Doering and Ruthann Knechel Johansen

Shira Wolosky on The Bible in the American Short Story by Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg and Peter S. Hawkins