20.1 (Spr. 1988) - 24.3 (Aut. 1992)

Volume 24.3 (Autumn 1992)


  • Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr., “Mark’s Tragic Vision: Gethsemane”
  • Jo Ann Cavallo, “Agricultural Imagery in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Truth”
  • John J. Murphy, “Willa Cather and the Literature of Christian Mystery”
  • Richard Freis, “Scobie’s World”

Book Reviews

Ritamary Bradley, SFCC

Evelyn Underhill, The Ways of the Spirit

Evelyn Underhill, Modern Guide to the Ancient Quest for the Holy

Dana Greene, Evelyn Underhill: Artist of the Infinite Life

John D. Cox

René Girard, A Theater of Envy: William Shakespeare

Max Harris, Theater and Incarnation

Cynthia Marshall, Last Things and Last Plays: Shakespearean Eschatology

John Gatta

Edwin Haviland Miller, Salem is My Dwelling Place: A Life of Nathanial Hawthorne

Sacvan Bercovitch, The Office of The Scarlet Letter

David Hammond

S.A. Grave, Conscience in Newman’s Thought

Stephen Thomas, Newman and Heresy: The Anglican Years

Ian Ker, Newman on Being a Christian

Book Notices

David Stern, Parables in Midrash: Narrative and Exegesis in Rabbinic Literature

Jewel Spears Brooker, ed., The Placing of T.S. Eliot

Averil Cameron, Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire: The Development of Christian Discourse

Alison Weber, Teresa of Avila and the Rhetoric of Femininity

Volume 24.2 (Summer 1992)


  • Donald Marshall, “Making Letters Speak: Interpreter as Orator in Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana
  • Sharon Carson, “Shaking the Foundation: Liberation Theology in Narrative of hte Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, “The Transfiguration of Plato in the Erotic Philosophy of Vladimir Solov’ev”
  • W. Dale Brown, “‘To Be a Saint’: Frederick Buechner’s The Final Beast and Rewriting Graham Greene”

Book Reviews

Roger C. Schlobin

Edwin M. Good, In Turns of Tempest: A Reading of Job with a Translation

David Penchansky, The Betrayal of Job: Ideological Conflict in Job

Bruce Zuckerman, Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

C.F. Delaney

James Hoopes, ed., Peirce on Signs: Writing on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce

Roberta Kevelson, ed., Peirce and Law: Issues in Pragmatism, Legal, and Semiotics

Mary Gerhart

Mark S. Burrows and Paul Rorem, eds., Biblical Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective

Robert Detweiler and William G. Doty, eds., The Demonic Imagination: Biblical Text and Secular Story

Stephen Prickett, ed., Reading the Text: Biblical Criticism and Literary Theory

John C. Meagher

Northrop Frye, Myth and Metaphor: Selected Essays 1974-1988

Northrop Frye, The Double Vision: Language and Meaning in Religion

Northrop Frye, Words With Power, Being a Second Study of the Bible and Literature

Book Notices

J. Hillis Miller, Victorian Subjects

Jean-Michel Rabate, Joyce Upon the Void

Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr., After Eden: The Secularization of American Space in the Fiction of Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser

Lee K. Abbott, Living after Midnight

John H. Timmerman, John Steinbeck’s Fiction: The Aesthetics of the Road Taken

John Neary, Something and Nothingness: The Ficiton of John Updike and John Fowles

Volume 24.1 (Spring 1992)


  • Mustansir Mir, “Dialogue in the Qur’an”
  • Frances M. Malpezzi, “’As I Ride’: The Beast and His Burden in Donne’s ‘Goodfriday’”
  • Robert A. Kantra, “Undenominational Satire: Chesterton and Lewis Revisited”
  • John K. Roth, “From Night to Twilight: A Philosopher’s Reading of Elie Wiesel”

Book Reviews

Gerald L. Bruns

Daniel Boyarin, Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash

Laura Laffrado

William L. Andrews, Sargent Bush, Jr., Annette Kolodny, Amy Schrager Lang, and Daniel B. Shea, eds., Journeys in the New Worlds: Early American Women’s Narratives

Gail M. Kienitz

Herbert F. Tucker, Tennyson and the Doom of Romanticism

George B. Tennyson

Deborah L. Collins, Thomas Hardy and His God: A Liturgy of Unbelief

David Miller, W. H. Hudson and the Elusive Paradise

John Thacker, Edwin Drood: Antichrist in the Cathedral

Michael Wheeler, Death and the Future Life in Victorian Literature and Theology

Clifford Marks

David M. Bethea, The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fiction

Joseph Dewey, In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age

Book Notices

Jill Robbins, Prodigal Son/Elder Brother: Interpretation and Alterity in Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, Levinas

Walker Percy, Signposts in a Strange Land

Jan Nordby Gretlund and Karl-Heinz Westarp, Walker Percy: Novelist and Philosopher

Donald J. Crowley and Sue Mitchell Crowley, eds. Critical Essays on Walker Percy

Volume 23.3 (Autumn 1991)


Women’s Scripture

  • Alicia Ostriker, “A Word Made Flesh: The Bible and Revisionist Women’s Poetry”
  • Carolyn A. Mitchell, “’I Love to Tell the Story’: Biblical Revisions in _Beloved_”
  • Janet L. Larson, “Lady-Wrestling for Victorian Soul: Discourse, Gender, and Spirituality in Women’s Texts”

Women’s Lives

  • Margaret P. Hannay, “’Wisdome the Wordes’: Psalm Translation and Elizabethan Women’s Spirituality”
  • Mitzi M. Brunsdale, “Stages on her Road: Sigrid Undset’s Spiritual Journey”
  • Marcia Flank, “Strange Plant: Nature and Spirituality in the Poetry of Zelda”

Women’s Mysticism

  • Carole Slade, “Alterity in Union: The Mystical Experience of Angelo of Foligno and Margery Kempe”
  • Karla F.C. Holloway, “Holy Heat: Rituals of the Spirit in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Sonia Gernes, “Transcendent Women: Uses of the Mystical in Margaret Atwood’s _Cat’s Eye and Marilynne Robinson’s _Housekeeping_”

Volume 23.2 (Summer 1991)


  • Robert Vacca, “The Theology of Disorder in the _Iliad_”
  • Anthony R. Grasso, C.S.C., “Theology and Structure in ‘The Dream of the Rood’”
  • Felicia Bonaparte, “Carrying the Word of the Lord to the Gentiles: Silias Marner and the Translation of Scripture into a Secular Text”
  • Yoseph Milman, “The Sacrifice of Isaac and Its Subversive Variations in Contemporary Hebrew Protest Poetry”

Book Reviews

Stephen M. Fallon

Nathaniel H. Henry, The True Wayfaring Christian: Studies in Milton’s Puritanism

Dennis Danielson, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Milton

Michael Lieb, The Sinews of Ulysses: Form and Convention in Milton’s Works

Mary Ann Radzinowicz, Milton’s Epics and the Book of Psalms

J.T. Scanlan

Bertram Davis, Thomas Percy: A Scholar-Cleric in the Age of Johnson

Philip C. Rule, S.J.

Anya Taylor, Coleridge’s Defense of the Human

J. Robert Barth, S.J., Coleridge and the Power of Love

p.( James S. Cutsinger, The Form of Transformed Vision: Coleridge and the Knowledge of God

Jerome Loving

Albert J. von Frank, ed. David M. Robinson, Intro., The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume I

Teresa Toulouse and Andrew Delbanco, ed., The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume II

Wesley T. Mott, ”The Strains of Eloquence”: Emerson and His Sermons

Alan D. Hodder, Emerson’s Rhetoric of Revelation: “Nature,” the Reader, and the Apocalypse Within

Evelyn Barish, Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy

John F. Desmond

Norman Sherry, The Life of Graham Greene Volume I

Anne T. Salvatore, Greene and Kierkegaard: The Discourse of Belief

Maria Couto, Graham Greene: On the Frontier

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan, Graham Greene’s Childless Fathers

Neil McEwan, Graham Greene

Grahame Smith, The Achievement of Graham Greene

Book Notice

Robert M. Polhemus, Erotic Faith, Being in Love from Jane Austen to D.H. Lawrence

Volume 23.1 (Spring 1991)


  • Gail Hinich Sutherland, “Aśvaghosa an Saigyō: A Comparison of Two Buddhist Poets”
  • Ronald W. Cooley, “Iconoclasm and Self-Definition in Milton’s Of Reformation
  • Maria R. Lichtmann, "The Incarnational Aesthetic of Gerard Manley Hopkins_
  • Dennis McCort, “Kafka Koans”

Book Reviews

K.S. Narayana Rao

Robert P. Goldman, trans. and ed., The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India. Volume I: Balakanda

Sheldon I. Pollock, trans., Robert P. Goldman, ed., The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of India. Volume II: Ayodhyakanda

Nancy E. Arneson

Beatrice Batson, John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding and the Pilgrim’s Progress: An Overview of Literary Studies, 1960-1987

Darlene Unrue

John Gatta, Gracious Laughter: The Meditative Wit of Edward Taylor

Allen C. Guelzo, Edwards on the Will: A Century of American Theological Debate

Michael G. Hall, The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather

Brian Hinton

Thomas Dilworth, The Shape of Meaning in the Poetry of David Jones

Book Notices

Pamela Raabe, Imitating God: The Allegory of Faith in Piers Plowman B

Margot K. Louis, Swinburne and His Gods: The Roots and Growth of an Agnostic Poetry

Rochard Giannone, Flannery O’Connor and the Mystery of Love

Volume 22.2-3, (Summer-Autumn 1990)


  • Nathan A Scott, Jr., “Steiner Interpretation”
  • Patricia A. Ward, “Ethics and REcent Literary Theory: The Reader as a Moral AGent”
  • David Lyle Jeffrey, “Mistakenly ‘Logocentric’: Centering Poetic Language in a Scriptural Tradition”
  • James M. Keee, “‘Postmodern’ Thinking and the Status of the Religious”
  • Susan Handelman, “Facing the Other: Levinas, Perelman and Rosenzweig”
  • Gerald L. Bruns, “Dialogue and the Truth of Skepticism”
  • Krzysztof Ziarek, “The Language of Praise: Levinas and Marion”
  • Caryl Emerson, “Russian Orthodoxy and the Early Bakhtin”
  • Anthony Ugolnik, “Textual Liturgics: Russian Orthodoxy and Recent Literary Criticism”
  • Giles Gunn, “Faulkner’s Heterodoxy: Faith and Family in The Sound and the Fury
  • J. Hillis Miller, “Naming and Doing: Speech Acts in Hopkins’s Poems”
  • René Girard, “The Crime and Conversion of Leontes in The Winter’s Tale

Volume 21.2 (Summer 1989)


  • Walter J. Ong, SJ, “T.S. Eliot and Today’s Ecumenism”
  • Michel Despland, “To Interpose a Little Ease: Chateaubriand on Christianity and the Modern World”
  • J.R. Goodall, “Theories of the Unheimliche and Rilke’s Phantom Hand
  • Alan Jacobs, “Beyond Romanticism: Auden’s Choice of Tradition”

Book Reviews

Thomas Jemielity

Philip Davis, In Mind of Johnson: A Study of Johnson the Rambler

Nicholas Hudson, Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

T.R. Wright

Margaret R. Ellsberg, Created to Praise: The Language of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Jeffrey B. Loomis, Dayspring in Darkness: Sacrament in Hopkins

Walter J. Ong, SJ., Hopkins, the Self, and God

Kathleen Verduin

Lyndall Gordon, Eliot’s New Life

Barbara Reynolds, The Passionate Intellect: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Encounter with Dante

Book Notices

p.( René Girard, Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

Willard J. Courtenay, Schools and Scholars in Fourth-Century England

Lawrence Besserman, Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography

Gene Koppel, The Religious Dimension of Jane Austen’s Novels

Volume 21.1 (Spring 1989)


  • Ronald L. Grimes, “Analogy and Ritualization: Baptism in Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away
  • Janet L. Larson, “Margaret Atwood and the Future of Prophecy”
  • Ted L. Estess, “Walker Percy’s Eschatological Fiction: A Reading of The Second Coming
  • John M. Neary, “‘Ah: Runs’: Updike, Rabbit, and Repetition”
  • Will Soll, “Chaim Potok’s _Book of Lights: _Reappropriating Kabbalah in the Nuclear Age”

Book Reviews

Sally Fitzgerald

Edward Kessler, Flannery O’Connor and the Language of Apocalypse

Bruce Marshall Gentry, Flannery O’Connor’s Religion of the Grotesque

John F. Desmond, Risen Sons: Flannery O’Connor’s Vision of History

Lawrence Cunningham

Robert Detweiler, Breaking the Fall: Religious Readings of Contemporary Fiction

Volume 20.3 (Autumn 1988)


  • Brayton Polka, “The Critique of Poetry: Text, Philosophy, and the Bible”
  • Thomas A Vogler, “Eighteenth-Century Logology and the Book of Job”
  • Bernhard Radloff, “The Truth of Indirection and the Possibility of the Holy in Billy Budd
  • J. Gerland Janzen, “Reassessing Frost’s Fair Impression and his Mistrust”
  • David Kaufmann, “Closure as Covenant: The Means Justify the End”

Book Reviews

Anthony Low

Donald R. Dickson, The Fountain of Living Waters: The Typology of the Waters in Herbert, Vaughan, and Traherne

Chana Bloch, Spelling the Word: George Herbert and the Bible

Stanley Stewart, George Herbert

William H. Pahlka, Saint Augustine’s Meter and George Herbert’s Will

Sargent Bush, Jr.

Horton Davies, Like Angels From a Could: The Metaphysical Preachers, 1588-1645

Teresa Toulouse, The Art of Prophesying : New England Sermons and the Shaping of Belief

Volume 20.2 (Summer 1988)


  • Keith Fort, “Satire and Gnosticism”
  • Jeanne Moskal, “Forgiveness, Love, and Pride in Blake’s The Everlasting Gospel
  • Colin Falck, “The ‘Identity’ of Poetry and Religion”
  • Daniel Schenker, “Favoring the Divine: Wyndham Lewis’s The Human Age

Book Reviews

David Jasper

Robert Alter and Frank Kermode, eds., The Literary Guide to the Bible

Sanford Schwartz

Harriet Davidson, T.S. Eliot and Hermeneutics: Absence and Interpretation in The Waste Land

Cleo McNelly Kearns, T.S. Eliot and Indic Traditions: A Study in Poetry and Belief

William Skaff, The Philosophy of T.S. Eliot: From Skepticism to a Surrealistic Poetic, 1909-1927

P.S. Sri, T.S. Eliot, Vedanta and Buddhism

Book Notices

Ritchie D. Kendall, The Drama of Dissent: The Radical Poetics of Nonconformity, 1380-1590

Margaret P. Hannay, ed., Silent But for the Word: Tudor Women as Patrons, Translators, and Writers of Religious Works

Joanne Witke, William Blake’s epic: Imagination Unbound

Jerome Taylor, In Search of Self: Life, Death and Walker Percy

Volume 20.1 (Spring 1988)



  • Issa J. Boullata, “Convention and Invention: Islamic Literature in Fourteen Centuries”

The Qur’an

  • Fazlur Rahman, “Translating the Qur’an”
  • Margaret Larkin, “The Inimitability of the Qur’an: Two Perspectives”
  • Mustansir Mir, “The Qur’an as Literature”

Islamic Mysticism

  • Annemarie Schimmel, “Mystical Poetry in Islam: The Case of Maulana Jalaladdin Rumi”
  • Ali S. Asani, “Sufi Poetry in the Folk Tradition of Indo-Pakistan”

Modern Literature

  • Trevor Le Gassick, “The Faith of Islam in Modern Arabic Fiction”
  • Patrick D. Gaffney, “Magic, Miracle, and the Politics of Narration in the Contemporary Islamic Sermon”
  • Miriam Cooke, “Prisons: Egyptian Women Writers on Islam”


  • Herbert Mason, “Impressions of an Arabic Poetry Festival”

Book Reviews

Andreas Hamori

Maria Rosa Menocal, The Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History

Issa J. Boullata

Abdullah al-Udhari, trans. and ed., Modern Poetry of the Arab World