30.1 (Spr. 1998) - 34.3 (Aut. 2002)

34.3 (Published Autumn 2002)


Michael J. Colacurcio, “'Excessive and Organic Ill': Melville, Evil, and the Question of Politics"
Mark W. Roche, “Christ as the Lost I: Multiple Interpretations of Gottfried Benn's Poem 'Verlorenes Ich'”
Hyangsoon Yi, “The Journey as Meditation: A Buddhist Reading of O Chōng-hūi's 'Words of Farewell'”
Ihab Hassan, “Australian Journeys: A Personal Essay on Spirit”
Colin Wells, “Connecticut Wit and Augustan Theology: John Trumbull, Timothy Dwight, and the New Divinity”

Book Reviews

John D. Cox on:

Eric Josef Ziolkowski’s Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art
Armando Maggi’s Satan's Rhetoric: A Study of Renaissance Demonology

Laura Lunger Knoppers on:

Stephen Greenblatt’s Hamlet in Purgatory
John D. Cox’s The Devil and the Sacred in English Drama, 1350-1642

Book Notices

Dee Dyas, Pilgrimage in Medieval English Literature, 700-1500


34.2 (Published Summer 2002)


Colin Wells, “Connecticut Wit and Augustan Theology: John Trumbull, Timothy Dwight, and the New Divinity”
Barry Sloan, “The Disciplines of Watching and Waiting: R.S. Thomas, Poetry and Prayer”
Jay Twomey, “Spirit in Motion: Echoes of a Pentecostal Heritage in the Poetry of A.R. Ammons”
Colleen Carpenter Cullinan, “A Maternal Discourse of Redemption: Speech and Suffering in Morrison's Beloved

Book Reviews

Robert Lance Snyder on:

Allison M. Jack’s Texts Reading Texts, Sacred and Secular: Two Postmodern Perspectives. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 179

Wesley A. Kort on:

Ed. Keith E. Yandell, Faith and Narrative
John R. May’s Nourishing Faith Through Fiction: Reflections of the Apostles' Creed in Literature and Film

J. Robert Baker on:

Peter J. Conradi’s Iris Murdoch: A Life
Maria Antonaccio's Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch
Anne Rowe’s The Visual Arts and the Novels of Iris Murdoch

Book Notices

Ed. Arthur F. Marotti, Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism in Early Modern English Texts
Theresa M. DiPasquale, Literature and Sacrament: The Sacred and the Secular in John Donne
Richard A. Rosengarten, Heavy Fielding and the Narration of Providence: Divine Design and the Incursions of Evil
Cates Baldridge, Graham Greene's Fictions: The Virtues of Extremity


34.1 (Published Spring 2002)


Anne Barbeau Gardiner, “John Dryden's Eleonora and the Catholic Idea of Humility”
Rachel Salmon Deshen, “Spelling Hopkins' Leaves: Reading Across Hermeneutic Traditions”
David Leigh, S.J., “Ironic Apocalypse in John Updike's Toward the End of Time
Norman Finkelstein, “Poland of Death: Allen Grossman's Phantasmagoric Kaddish”

Book Notices

Philip C. Almond, Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought
David P. Haney, The Challenge of Coleridge: Ethics and Interpretation in Romanticism and Modern Philosophy
Michael E. Schiefelbein, The Lure of Babylon: Seven Protestant Novelists and Britain's Roman Catholic Revival


33.3 (Published Autumn 2001)


Gerald L. Bruns, “The Senses of Augustine (On Some of Lyotard's Remains)”
Maurice Friedman, “Martin Buber and Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogue of Voices and the Word That is Spoken”
Ann M. Begley, “Georges Bernanos' Love Affair with God”
John R. May, “Toward a Christian Personalist Theory of Film”

Book Reviews

William J. Kennedy on:

Thomas J. Farrell’s Walter Ong's Contributions to Cultural Studies: The Phenomenology of the Word and I-Thou Communication

Donald P. Costello on:

Richard A. Blake, S.J.’s Afterimage: The Indelible Catholic Imagination of Six American Filmmakers 

Book Notices

Laura Henigman, Coming in to Communion: Pastoral Dialogues in Colonial New England


33.2 (Published Summer 2001)


Daniel Boyarin, “One Church, One Voice: The Drive Towards Homonoia in Orthodoxy”
Friedhelm Marx, “Transfigurations of Christ in Thomas Mann”
Lynda Sexson, “Bride's Blood and God's Laugh: Reading the Evidence of Desire on 'The Blank Page' of the Torah”
Sheila Hassell Hughes, “Falls of Desire / Leaps of Faith: Religious Syncretism in Louise Erdich's and Joy Harjo's 'Mixed-Blood' Poetry”

Book Reviews

Michael Vander Weele on:

Brian Stock’s After Augustine: The Meditative Reader and the Text

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley on:

Gill Gregory’s The Life and Work of Adelaide Procter: Poetry, Feminism, and Fathers
Kimberly Vanesveld Adams’ Our Lady of Victorian Feminism: The Madonna in the Work of Anna Jameson, Margaret Fuller, and George Eliot

Harold K. Bush, Jr. on:

Andrew Delbanco’s The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope
Paul S. Fiddes’s The Promised End: Eschatology in Theology and Literature
Mary C. Grey’s The Outrageous Pursuit of Hope: Prophetic Dreams for the Twenty-First Century
David Bruce Hegemans Plowing in Hope: Toward a Biblical Theory of Culture
Glenn E. Tinder’s The Fabric of Hope: An Essay

Book Notices

Janet Howe Gaines, Music in the Old Bones: Jezebel Through the Ages
G. Ronald Murphy, S.J., The Owl, the Raven, and the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimms' Magic Fairy Tales


33.1 (Published Spring 2001)


William J. Scheick, “An Inward Power and Authority: John Davenport's Seditious Piety”
Ralph C. Wood, “Lest the World's Amnesia Be Complete: A Reading of Walter Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz
John A. Staunton, “Shadowing Grace in the Post-southern South: 'A Roadside Resurrection' and Larry Brown's Narratives of Witness”
Bill Scalia, “Re-Figuring Jesus: Christ and Christ Figures in Jesus of Montreal

Book Notices

Gale H. Carrithers, Jr. and James D. Hardy, Jr., Age of Iron: English Renaissance Tropologies of Love and Power
Eds. John E. Alvis and Thomas G. West, Shakespeare as Political Thinker
Kristine Ibsen, Women's Spiritual Autobiography in Colonial Spanish America
Douglas D. Hedley, Coleridge, Philosophy and Religion: Aids to Reflection and the Mirror of the Spirit
William D. Hart, Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture
Bradford T. Stull, Amid the Fall, Dreaming of Eden: Du Bois, King, Malcolm X and Emancipatory Composition
Eds. Walter Jost and Wendy Olmstead, Rhetorical Invention and Religious Inquiry: New Perspectives
Peggy Rosenthal, The Poets' Jesus: Representations at the End of Millennium


32.3 (Published Autumn 2000)


Denis Donoghue, “The Analogical Imagination: After Christ and Apollo
Roger Lundin, “Natural Experience: Emerson, Protestantism, and the Emergence of Pragmatism”
Michael Vander Weele, “Simone Weil and George Herbert on the Vocations of Writing and Reading”

Book Reviews

Todd Pickett on:

Paul J. Griffith’s Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion
Roger Lundin's Clarence Walhout, and Anthony Thiselton’s The Promise of Hermeneutics

Michael Clarke on:

Marianne Thormählen’s The Brontë's and Religion

Daniel Hoolsema on:

Martin Priestman’s Romantic Atheism: Poetry and Freethought, 1780-1830

Michael Lackey on:

A.N. Wilson’s God's Funeral

Jeff Robbins on:

Ralf K. Wüstenberg’s (trans. Doug Stott) A Theology of Life: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Religionless Christianity


32.2 (Published Summer 2000)


  • Daniel Gates, "Faith and Faction: Religious Heterodoxy in the English Renaissance"


  • Candace Lines, “'Secret Violence': Becket, More, and the Scripting of Martyrdom”

  • Tom Bishop, “The Burning Hand: Poetry and Reformation in Shakespeare's Richard II"

  • Olga Valbuena, "Casuistry, Martyrdom, and the Allegiance Controversy in Donne's Psuedo-Martyr"

Representation and Reformation

  • Huston Diehl, “Disciplining Puritans and Players: Early Modern English Comedy and the Culture of Reform”

  • Theresa M. Krier, “Hosea and the Play of Identifications in The Faerie Queen I”

  • Julia Reinhard Lupton, "Exegesis, Mimesis, and the Future of Humanism in The Merchant of Venice"

Heterodox Intellectual Legacies

  • John N. King, “Religious Dissidence in Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Humanism or Heresy?"
  • Carol V. Kaske, “Neoplatonism in Spenser Once More”

  • Richard Strier, "Shakespeare and the Skeptics"

  • Michael Lieb, "Milton and 'Arianism'"

Note: this special issue did not include book reviews


32.1 (Published Spring 2000)


Michael J. Colacurcio, “'A Strange Poise of Spirit': The Life and Deaths of Thomas Shephard ”
Samuel Schuman, “Beautiful Gate: Vladimir Nabokov and Orthodox Iconography”
Jeannine Thyreen-Mizingou, “Grace and Ethics in Contemporary American Poetry: Resituating the Other, the World, and the Self”

Book Reviews

Douglas J. McMillan on:

Ed. John L. Mahoney, Seeing into the Life of Things: Essays on Literature and Religious Experience
Terence J. Martin’s Living Words: Studies in Dialogues about Religion. American Academy of Religion, Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion, No. 12
John Morreall’s Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion
Frederick J. Ruf’s Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Patrick D. Gaffney on:

John Renard.’s Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims
Muhammad Abdel Haleem’s Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Styles

Paul J. Contino on:

Eds. Judith Deutsch Kornblatt and Richard F. Gustafson, Russian Religious Thought
Marina Kostalevsky’s Dostoevsky and Soloviev

Brian D. Ingraffia on:

Thomas A. Carlson’s Indescretion: Finitude and the Naming of God
Eds. Jacques Derrida and Gianni Vattimo, Religion

Book Notices

Ann W. Astell, Political Allegory in Late Medieval England
Eds., Stephen B. Dobranski and John P. Rumrich, Milton and Heresy
Tyler T. Roberts, Contesting Spirit: Nietzsche, Affirmation, Religion
Ilkka Mäyrä, Demonic Texts and Textual Demons: The Demonic Tradition, the Self, and Popular Fiction


31.3 (Published Autumn 1999)


Regina M. Schwartz, “Real Hunger: Milton's Version of the Eucharist”
David McCracken, “Wordsworth, the Bible, and the Interesting”
Kenneth P. Kramer, “A New Type of Intellectual: Contemplative Withdrawal and Four Quartets
Harry Walsh, “The Post-Soviet Apocalypse: Anatolii Kim's Quest for Universal Redemption”

Book Reviews

J. Massyngbaerde Ford on:

Edward J. Ahearn’s Visionary Fictions: Apocalyptic Writing from Blake to the Modern Age
Christopher Burdon’s The Apocalypse in England. Revelation Unravelling, 1700-1834

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley on:

Ed. Anne Hogan and Andrew Bradstock, Women of Faith in Victorian Culture: Reassessing the Angel in the House
Linda M. Lewis’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Spiritual Progress: Face to Face with God
Tricia Lootens’ Lost Saints: Silence, Gender, and Victorian Literary Canonization

Kenneth P. Kramer on:

Maurice S. Friedman’s The Affirming Flame: A Poetics of Meaning

Book Notices

George Kitchen, Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender: Male and Female in Merovingian Hagiography
Leonard P. Hindsley, The Mystics of Engelthal: Writings from a Medieval Monastery
Sheila Delany, Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham
Colleen Jaurretche, The Sensual Philosophy: Joyce and the Aesthetics of Mysticism
Ed. David Mills, The Pilgrim's Guide: C.S. Lewis and the Art of Witness
Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Is There A Meaning in This Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge


31.2 (Published Summer 1999)


Jill Muller, “Gertrude of Helfta and Hopskins's The Wreck of the Deutschland: A Victorian Catholic Context”
M. Kathleen Madigan, “St. Therese's Autobiography: The 'Ever New Hymn of Love'”
Dwayne Eutsey, “Mark Twain's Attitudes toward Religion: Sympathy for the Devil or Radical Christianity?”
Bert Hornback, “Faith, Hope, and Love in the Poetry of Ernest Sandeen”
Edwin Duncan, “Fears of the Apocalypse: The Anglo-Saxons and the Coming of the First Millenium” (Correction)

Book Reviews

John Renard on:

Ed. Stefan Wild, The Qur'an as Text
Eds. Stefan Sperl and Christopher Shackle, Qasida Poetry in Islamic Asia and Africa

V. Stanley Benfell on:

William Franke’s Dante's Interpretive Journey

J.T. Scanlan on:

Michael Prince’s Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment: Theology, Aesthetics, and the Novel
Marcus Walsh’s Shakespeare, Milton, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing: The Beginnings of Interpretive Scholarship

Marjorie Burns on:

Eds. Charles A. Hutter and Peter Schakel, The Rhetoric of Vision: Essays on Charles Williams

David Williams on:

Catherine Pickstock’s After Writing: On the Litergical Consummation of Philosophy

Book Notices

Wesley A. Kort, "Take, Read": Scripture, Textuality, and Cultural Practice
Alison Milbank, Dante and the Victorians
Patrick Allitt, Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome
Richard M. Gale, The Divided Self of Williams James
Daniel Wojcik, The End of the World as We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America


31.1 (Published Spring 1999)


  • Brian McFadden, "Visions of the Other World in Medieval Literature: An Introduction"

Judgment Day in Old English Literature

  • Edwin Duncan, “Fears of the Apocalypse: The Anglo-Saxons and the Coming of the First Millenium”

  • James W. Earl, “Prophecy and Parable in Medieval Apocalyptic History"

The Other World in Dante's Allegory

  • Christopher Kleinhenz, “The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead: Burial, Entombment, and Cemeteries in Dante's Divine Comedy

  • Thomas Kenney, “From Francesca to Francesco: Transcribing the Tale of Passion from the Inferno to the Paradiso, or Thomas Aquinas as Romancier”

Paradoxes of the Self in the Other World

  • Barbara Newman, “Intimate Pieties: Holy Trinity and Holy Family in the Late Middle Ages"
  • Daniel F. Pigg, “Apocalypse Then: The Ideology of Literary Form in Piers Plowman

  • David Williams, "Soul and Self in the Next World: The Paradox of the Perfected Subject"

Note: this special issue did not include book reviews


30.3 (Published Autumn 1998)


  • Ranen Omer, "Jewish Diasporism: The Aesthetics of Ambivalence"

Exile and Homecoming in Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism

  • Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi, “Israel and Jewish Writing: The Next Fifty Years”

  • Barbara Mann, “Toward and Understanding of Jewish Imagism"

  • Leslie Morris, "Mutterland/Niemandsland: Diaspora and Displacement in the Poetry of Rose Ausländer"

Allegiances to the Past in Jewish American Poetry and Fiction

  • Stephen Fredman, “Allen Ginsberg and Lionel Trilling: The Hasid and the Mitnaged”

  • Sophia Lehmann, “Exodus and Homeland: The Representation of Israel in Saul Bellow's To Jerusalem and Back and Philip Roth's Operation Shylock

  • Norman Finkelstein, "Looking for the Way: The Poetry of Harvey Shapiro

The Wandering Jews and "Others"

  • Eliza Russi Lowen McGraw, “'Alone But Not Lonesome': Jewishness in Robert Penn Warren's Flood"
  • Rena Potok, “The Wandering Jews and the Irishman: Paradigm Shifts and the Influence of James Joyce in Modern Israeli Fiction”


  • Max Westler
  • Susan Dickman
  • Henry Weinfield
  • Kathryn Hellerstein
  • Nancy Shiffrin
  • Norman Finkelstein
  • Karen Alkalay-Gut
  • Miron Bialoszewski

Note: this special issue did not include book reviews

30.2 (Published Summer 1998)


Anthony Low, “Privacy, Community, and Society: Confession as a Cultural Indicator in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Michael Raiger, “Sidney's Defense of Plato”
Michael Schiefelbein, “'The Lessons of True Religion': Mary Shelley's Tribute to Catholicism in Valperga
Mary Louise Gude, “J.K. Huysmans, Louis Massignon, and the Language of Mysticism”

Book Reviews

Charles A. Huttar on:

Daniel E. Ritchie’s Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age: A Biblical Poetics and Literary Studies from MIlton to Burke
Eds. Donna B. Hamilton and Richard Strier, Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post-Reformation England
Hilary Hinds’s God's Englishwomen: Seventeenth-century Radical Sectarian Writing and Feminist Criticism

Matthew Fike on:

Richard Mallette’s Spenser and the Discourses of Reformation England
P.M. Oliver’s Donne's Religious Writing: A Discourse of Feigned Devotion

Ben Withers on:

Marc Michael Epstein’s Dreams of Subversion in Medieval Jewish Art and Literature

Ranen Omer on:

David Aberbach’s Revolutionary Hebrew: Empire and Crisis: Four Peaks in Hebrew Literature and Jewish Survival

Isabel Charles on:

Gail Porter Mandell’s Madeleva: A Biography

Dan Gates on:

Peter Iver Kaufman’s Prayer, Despair, and Drama: Elizabethan Introspection

Christopher Strathman on:

Simon P. Sibelman’s Silence in the Novels of Elie Wiesel


30.1 (Published Spring 1998)


David Jasper, “The Twenty-Third Psalm in English Literature”
Henry Weinfield, “The Noble Epicureans: Variations on a Buried Theme (Dante and Wordsworth)”
Burton Raffel, “Shakespeare and the Catholic Question”
Evelyn I. Funda, “Telling a Community's Story: The Epiphanies of Willa Cather's Shadows on the Rock

Book Reviews

Carl A. Newsom on:

The Postmodern Bible and Culture Collective’s The Postmodern Bible

Christopher Vecsey on:

Louise M. Burkhart’s Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico

John Gatta on:

David G. Miller’s The Word Made Flesh Made Word: The Failture and Redemption of Metaphor in Edward Taylor's Christographia
Philip F. Gura’s The Crossroads of American History and Literature
David Goslee’s Romanticism and the Anglican Newman

David Marshall on:

John Felstiner’s Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew
Trans. Hans-Georg Gadamer, eds. Richard Heinemann and Bruce Krajewski, intro. Gerald L. Burns, Milton’s Burden of Interpretation
Shira Wolosky’s Language Mysticism: The Negative Way of Language in Eliot, Beckett, and Celan