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

Volume 34.3 (Autumn 2002)


  • Michael J. Colacurcio, “‘Excessive and Organic Ill’: Melville, Evil, and the Questions 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-hŭi’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

Eric Josef Ziolkowski, Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art

Armando Maggi, Satan’s Rhetoric: A Study of Renaissance Demonology

Laura Lunger Knoppers

Stephen Greenblatt, Hamlet in Purgatory

John D. Cox, The Devil and the Sacred in English Drama, 1350-1642

Book Notices

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

Volume 34.2 (Summer 2002)


  • Colin Wells, “Conneticut Wit and Augustan Theology: John Trumbull, Timothy Dwight, and the New Divinity”
  • Barry Sloan, “The Discipline 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

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

Welsey A. Kort

Keith E. Yandell, ed., Faith and Narrative

John R. May, Nourishing Faith Through Fiction: Reflections of the Apostles’ Creed in Literature and Film

J. Robert Baker

Peter J. Conradi, Iris Murdoch: A Life

Maria Antonaccio, Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

Anne Rowe, The Visual Arts and the Novels of Iris Murdoch

Book Notices

Arthur F. Marotti, ed., 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

Volume 34.1 (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

Volume 33.3 (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

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

Donald P. Costello

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

Book Notices

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

Volume 33.2 (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

Brian Stock, After Augustine: The Meditative Reader and the Text

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Gill Gregory, 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.

Andrew Delbanco, The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope

Paul S. Fiddes, The Promised End: Eschatology in Theology and Literature

Mary C. Grey, The Outrageous Pursuit of Hope: Prophetic Dreams for the Twenty-First Century

David Bruce Hegeman, Plowing in Hope: Toward a Biblical Theology of Culture

Glenn E. Tinder, 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

Volume 33.1 (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

John E. Alvis and Thomas G. West, eds., 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

Walter Jost and Wendy Olmstead, eds., Rhetorical Invention and Religious Inquiry: New Perspectives

Peggy Rosenthal, The Poets’ Jesus: Representations at the End of Millenium

Volume 32.3 (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

Paul J. Griffiths, Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion

Roger Lundin, Clarence Walhout, and Anthony Thiselton, The Promise of Hermeneutics

Michael Clarke

Marianne Thormählen, The Brontë’s and Religion

Daniel Hoolsema

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

Michael Lackey

A.N. Wilson, God’s Funeral

Jeff Robbins

Ralf K. Wüstenberg. Trans. Doug Stott, A Theology of Life: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Religionless Christianity

Volume 32.2 (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 Queene 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’”

Volume 32.1 (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

John L. Mahoney, ed, Seeing into the Life of Things: Essays on Literature and Religious Experience

Terence J. Martin, Living Words: Studies in Dialogues about Religion. American Academy of Religion, Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion, No. 12

John Morreall, Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion

Frederick J. Ruf, Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Patrick D. Gaffney

John Renard, Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims

Muhammad Abdel Haleem, Understanding the Qur’an: Themes and Styles

Paul J. Contino

Judith Deutsch Kornblatt and Richard F. Gustafson, eds., Russian Religious Thought

Marina Kostalevsky, Dostoevsky and Soloviev

Brian D. Ingraffia

Thomas A. Carlson, Indescretion: Finitude and the Naming of God

Jacques Derrida and Gianni Vattimo, eds., Religion

Book Notices

Ann W. Astell, Political Allegory in Late Medieval England

Stephen B. Dobranski and John P. Rumrich, eds., 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

Volume 31.3 (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 Apocalyspe: Anatolii Kim’s Quest For Universal Redemption”

Book Reviews

J. Massyngbaerde Ford

Edward J. Ahearn, Visionary Fictions: Apocalyptic Writing from Blake to the Modern Age

Christopher Burdon, The Apocalypse in England. Revelation Unravelling, 1700-1834

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Anne Hogan and Andrew Bradstock, eds. 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

Maurice S. Friedman, 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

David Mills, ed., 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

Volume 31.2 (Summer 1999)


  • Jill Muller, “Gertrude of Helfta and Hopkins’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 Millennium” (Correction)

Book Reviews

John Renard

Stefan Wild, ed., The Qur’an as Text

Stefan Sperl and Christopher Shackle, eds., Qasida Poetry in Islamic Asia and Africa

V. Stanley Benfell

William Franke, Dante’s Interpretive Journey

J.T. Scanlan

Michael Prince, Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment: Theology, Aesthetics, and the Novel

Marcus Walsh, Shakespeare, Milton, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing: The Beginnings of Interpretive Scholarship

Marjorie Burns

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

David Williams

Catherine Pickstock, After Writing: On the Liturgical 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 William James

Daniel Wojcik, The End of the World as We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America

Volume 31.1 (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 Millennium”
  • 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”

Volume 30.3 (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 Auslӓnder”

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

Volume 30.2 (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

Daniel E. Ritchie, Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age: A Biblical Poetics and Literary Studies from Milton to Burke

Donna B. Hamilton and Richard Strier, ed., Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post-Reformation England

Hilary Hinds, God’s Englishwomen: Seventeenth-century Radical Sectarian Writing and Feminist Criticism

Matthew Fike

Richard Mallette, Spenser and the Discourses of Reformation England

P.M. Oliver, Donne’s Religious Writing: A Discourse of Feigned Devotion

Ben Withers

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

Ranen Omer

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

Isabel Charles

Gail Porter Mandell, Madeleva: A Biography

Dan Gates

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

Christopher Strathman

Simon P. Sibelman, Silence in the Novels of Elie Wiesel

Volume 30.1 (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

The Postmodern Bible and Culture Collective, The Postmodern Bible

Christopher Vecsey

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

John Gatta

David G. Miller, The Word Made Flesh Made Word: The Failure and Redemption of Metaphor in Edward Taylor’s Christographia

Philip F. Gura, The Crossroads of American History and Literature

David Goslee, Romanticism and the Anglican Newman

David Marshall

John Felstiner, Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew

Hans-Georg Gadamer, trans., Richard Heinemann and Bruce Krajewski, ed., Gerald L. Burns, intro., Gadamer on Celan: “Who Am I and Who Are You?” and Other Essays

Shira Wolosky, Language Mysticism: The Negative Way of Language in Eliot, Beckett, and Celan