35.1 (Spr. 2003) - 39.3 (Aut. 2007)

39.3 (Published Autumn 2007)

Articles

John Freccero, “Epitaph for Guido: Inferno X”
Susan Srigley, “The Violence of Love: Reflections on Self-Sacrifice Through Flannery O’Connor and René Girard”
Thomas A. Carlson, “With the World at Heart: Reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road with Augustine and Heidegger”

Book Reviews

Matthew Biberman on Jason P. Rosenblatt's Renaissance England’s Chief Rabbi: John Selden
Jeffrey Hammond on Michael J. Colacurcio's Godly Letters: The Literature of American Puritans
Stephen B. Dobranski on Michael Lieb's Theological Milton: Deity, Discourse and Heresy in the Miltonic Canon
James Walton on Mark Knight and Thomas Woodman's, eds., Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000
Robert Mitchell on David M. Craig's John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption (Studies in Religion and Culture Series)
Rebecca Manring on Michael Madhusudhan Datta's The Slaying of Meghanada: A Ramayana from Colonial Bengal. Clinton B. Seey, trans.
Michael Tomko on Michael Wheeler's The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

39.2 (Published Summer 2007)

Articles

William P. Franke, “Scripture as Theophany in Dante’s Paradiso
Elizabeth Grubgeld, "Body, Privacy, and Community: Reading Disability in the Late Fiction of Andre Dubus
Muriel Schmid, “Sylvie Germain’s Invitation to a Journey and the Memory of Evil”
Henry Weinfield, Review Essay on American Religious Poems, An Anthology, Harold Bloom and Jesse Zuba, eds.

Book Reviews

Robert Baker on Eds. Kevin J. Vanhoozer's James K. Smith, and Bruce Ellis Benson Hermeneutics at the Crossroads (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)
Brian Coniff on Arthur Kirsch's Auden and Christianity
Leslie Hill on Christopher Stratham's Romantic Poetry and the Fragmentary Imperative: Schlegel, Byron, Joyce, Blanchot
David Jaspers on Ranen Omer-Sherman's Israel in Exile: Jewish Writing and the Desert
Kate Rigby on T. K. Seung's Goethe, Nietzsche, and Wagner: Their Spinozan Ethics of Love and Power
Scott Thompson Smith on Eds. Clare A. Lees and Gillian R. Overing's A Place to Believe In: Locating Medieval Landscapes

39.1 (Published Spring 2007)

Articles

Henry Hart, “The Quest for Mystical Communion and Community”
Christopher J. Knight, “‘The God of Love Is Full of Tricks’: Virginia Woolf’s Vexed Relation to the Tradition of Christianity”
Anita Houck, “The Ambiguous Laughter of Reconciliation: Comic Theodicy in Modern Literature”
Olivia Gabor-Peirce, “Friedrich Dürrenmat: Divine Traces in the Work of an Atheist”

Book Reviews

Scott Dransfield on Arthur Kirsch's Auden and Christianity
John Jacobs on Max Harris's Theatre and Incarnation
Cyrus P. Olsen on T. K. Seung's Nietzsche’s Epic of the Soul: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Daniel Gates on William Poole's Milton and the Idea of the Fall
John Carlos Rowe on eds. Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson's Emerson Bicentennial Essays
Christopher Strathman on ed. Donald G. Marshall's The Force of Tradition: Response and Resistance in Religion, Literature, and Cultural Studies
Dennis Todd on Julie Crawford's Marvelous Protestantism: Mostrous Births in Post-Reformation England
Joel Westerholm on Constance Hasset's Christina Rossetti: The Patience of Style. Victorian Literature and Culture Series, Jerome J. McGann and Herbert Tucker, eds.
Terence R. Wright on Charles Burack's D. H. Lawrence’s Language of Sacred Experience: The Transfiguration of the Reader
Sandra Wynands on Robert Baker's The Exravagant: Crossing of Modern Poetry and Modern Philosophy
Michael Strawser on Amy Laura Hall's Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love
Joel D. Rasmussen's Between Irony and Witness: Kierkegaard’s Poetics of Faith, Hope, and Love

38.4 (Published Winter 2006)

Articles

Vittorio Hösle, “Religion of Art, Self-Mythicization and the Function of the Church Year in Goethe’s Italienische Reise
Kimberly VanEsveld Adams, “Family Influences on The Minister’s Wooing and Oldtown Folks:Henry Ward Beecher and Calivin Stowe”
Peter Lowe, "’Doing a Girl In’: Re-Reading the Asceticism of T.S. Eliot’s The Family Reunion’’
Jeffrey Klein, “Body Language: Desire and Polemic in the Corpus of Thomas Lynch”

Book Reviews

Denise Despres on Brenda Deen Schildgen's Pagans, Tartars, Moslems, and Jews in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales)
Terrence Neal Brown on John Garth's Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
A.W. Barnes on William J. McGill's Poets’ Meeting: George Herbert, R.S. Thomas, and the Argument with God
Michael Brennan on Kevin Hart's The Dark Gaze: Maurice Blanchot and the Sacred
Sandra M. Gustafson on Peter Kafer's Charles Brockden Brown’s Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic
Larry Isitt on Michael Bryson's The Tyranny of Heaven: Milton’s Rejection of God as King
Thomas Gaiton Marullo on Edith W. Clowes's Fiction’s Overcoat: Russian Literary Culture and the Question of Philosophy
Gloria Davies on Zhang Longxi's Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West
Paul A. Parrish on Felecia Wright McDuffie's To Our Bodies Turn We Then: Body as Word and Sacrament in the Works of John Donne; Brent Nelson's Holy Ambition: Rhetoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John Donne
Jeanne Shami's John Donne and Conformity in Crisis in the Late Jacobean Pulpit
Joseph Sterrett on Maurice Hunt's Shakespeare’s Religious Allusiveness: Its Play and Tolerance; Richard Wilson's Secret Shakespeare: Studies in Theatre, Religion, and Resistance; Clare Asquith's Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare; Peter Milward's S.J., Shakespeare the Papist

38.3 (Published Autumn 2006)

Articles

Graham Hammill and Julia Reinhard, “Sovereign, Citizens, and Saints: Political Theology and Renaissance Literature”
Jacques Lezra,Phares, or Divisible Sovereignty”
Catherine Winiarski, "’Adultery, Idolatry, and the Subject of Monotheism’’
Alice Dailey, “Making Edmund Campion: Treason, Martyrdom, and the Structure of Transcendence”
Ken Jackson, “‘Is it God or the Sovereign Exception?’: Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer and Shakespeare’s King John
Philip Lorenz, “‘Chiristall Mirrors’ – Analogy and Onto-Theology in Shakespeare and Francisco Suárez”
Ineke Murakami, “The ‘bond and privilege of nature’ in Coriolanus
Jennifer Rust, “‘Image of Idolatryes’: Iconotropy and hte Theo-Political Body in The Faerie Queene
Aaron Kitch, “Golden Muse: Protestantism, Mercantilisim, and the Uses of Ovid in Marlowe’s Hero and Leander
Matthew Biberman, “Three Folds: Searching for Milton’s Paradise Lost between Moses, Lacan, and Derrida”
Lowell Gallagher, “Imagining Baroque Ethics: John Evelyn and the Case of the Stigmatic ‘Working Wench’”

38.2 (Published Summer 2006)

Articles

Nandra Perry, “‘Tis Heav’n She Speakes’: Lady Religion, Saint Teresa, and the Politics of Ceremony in the Poetry of Richard Crashaw”
David Goslee, “R.H. Hutton’s Novel Theology”
Daniel Cook, “Froude’s Post-Christian Apostate and the Uneven Development of Unbelief”
Thomas W. Smith, “Tolkein’s Catholic Imagination: Mediation and Tradition”
John F. Desmond, “Walker Percy and Writing the Holocaust”

Book Reviews

Alison Milbank on Christian Moevs's The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy
Franklin E. Liebenow, Jr., on Michael Giffin's Jane Austen and Religion: Salvation and Society in Georgian England
William Rossi on Alan D. Hodder's Thoreau’s Ecstatic Witness
Joel Westerholm on Frank M. Turner's John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion
Stephen Prickett on Bernard Bergonzi's A Victorian Wanderer: The Life of Thomas Arnold the Younger
Andrew Zawacki on Roger Lundin's Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief (2nd edition)
Janet McCann on Robert Ziegler's The Mirror of Divinity: The World and Creation in J.K. Huysmans
Cyril O’Regan on Kirsten J. Grimstad's The Modern Revival of Gnosticism and Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus

Book Notices

Erik Sidenvalls, After Anti-Catholicism: John Henry Newman and Protestant Britain, 1845-c. 1890
Jean-Luc Barré, translated by Bernard E. Doering, Jacques and Raïssa Maritain: Beggars for Heaven

38.1 (Published Spring 2006)

Articles

Roger Lundin, “Introduction: The American Literature and Religion Seminar”
Elisa New, “Variety as Religious Experience: The Poetics of the Plain Style”
Barbara Packer, “Response to Elisa New’s ‘Where the Meanings Are’”
Denise Donoghue, “Religion and American Fiction”
Lawrence Buell, “American Literature and / As Spiritual Inquiry: A Response to Denis Donoghue”
Stanley Hauerwas and Ralph Wood, “How the Church Became Invisible: A Christian Reading of American Literary Traditions”
Katherine Clay Bassard, “The Race for Faith: Justice, Mercy and the Sign of the Cross in African American Literature”

Book Reviews

A.W. Barnes on Lisa Lampert's Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare
Tom Bishop on Brian Cummings's The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace
Alison Shell's Catholicism, Controversy and the English Literary Imagination, 1558-1660
Stephen Prickett on Sheila A. Spector's British Romanticism and the Jews: History, Culture, Literature; J. Robert Barth's Romanticism and Transcendence: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and the Religious Imagination
Stephen Prickett on Judith Wilt's Behind Her Times: Transition England in the Novels of Mary Arnold Ward
Adam Schwartz on Mark Bosco's Graham Greene’s Catholic Imagination
Scott Dransfield on Robert D. Denham's Northrop Frye: Religious Visionary and Architect of the Spiritual World

37.3 (Published Autumn 2005)

Articles

John Milbank, “Fictioning Things: Gifts and Narratives”
Roger E. Moore, “’I’ll rouse my senses, and awake myself’: Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta and the Renaissance Gnostic Tradition”
Ruthe Coates, “Bakhtin and Hesychasm”
Sandra Wynands, “Visuality and Iconicity in Samuel Beckett’s Catastrophe

Book Reviews

Cyril O’Regan on eds. Oliver Davies and Denys Turner's Silence and the Word: Negative Theology and Incarnation
Michael J. Kessler on Ivan Strenski's Contesting Sacrifice: Religion, Nationalism, and Social Thought in France; David Lee Miller's Dreams of the Burning Child: Sacrificial Sons and the Father’s Witness; Amy Hungerford's The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification
Sandra Wynands on Hent de Vries's, trans. by Geoffrey Hale, Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Lévinas
Andrew Zawacki on Linda Bolton's Facing the Other: Ethical Disruption and the American Mind
Michael Bryson on Victoria Silver's Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton’s Irony
David Loewenstein's Representing REvolution in Milton and His Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism
Michael Brennan on Kate Rigby's Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism
Thomas Butler on Susan M. Griffin's Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture, no. 141
Rebecca Garcia Lucas on Wesley A. Kort's Place and Space in Modern Fiction
Louis A. DelFra, CSC, on Karl-Heinz Westarp's Precision and Depth in Flannery O’Connor’s Short Stories; Susan Srigley's Flannery O’Connor’s Sacramental Art

37.2 (Published Summer 2005)

Articles

Paul J. Patterson, “The Book and Religious Practice in Late Medieval England”
Rosalynn Voaden, “Who Was Marget Thorpe? Reading Mechtild of Hackeborn in Fifteenth-Century England”
Vincent Gillespie, “Syon and the English Market for Continental Printed Books: The Incunable Phase”
Mary Erler, “Windows in Retirement: Region, Patronage, Spirituality, Reading at the Gaunts, Bristol”
Michael G. Sargent, “Mystical Writings and Dramatic Texts in Late Medieval England”
Nicholas Watson, “Chaucer’s Public Christianity”

Book Reviews

Paul J. Contino on Peter S. Hawkins's Dante’s Testaments: Essays in Scriptural Imagination

37.1 (Published Spring 2005)

Articles

Barbara Newman, “The Artifice of Eternity: Speaking of Heaven in Three Medieval Poems”
Scott Huelin, “Reading, Writing, and Memory in Hamlet
Murray Roston, “Donne and the Mediative Tradition”
Alison O’Harae, “Theology, Genre and Romance in Richard Baxter and Harriet Beecher Stowe”
Philip R. Wood, “Beyond the Simulacrum of Religion versus Secularism: Modernist Aesthetic ‘Mysticism’; Or, Why We Will Not Stop Revering ‘Great Books’”

Book Reviews

Gillen D. Wood on Luke Ferretter'sTowards a Christian Literary Theory
John Renard on Scott B. Noegel and Brannon M. Wheeler's Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism; Brannon M. Wheeler's Prophets in the Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis
Robert Crawford on J. Walter McGinty's Robert Burns and Religion

36.3 (Published Autumn 2004)

Articles

Deneen Senasi, “A Matter of Words: Aesthetics of Reading and Embodiment in the Poetry of Richard Crashaw”
Jessie Cheney, “If the Words Be Well Understood, Or, What did John Cotton Mean When He Accused Anne Hutchinson of Adultery?”
James H. Thrall, “Immersing the Chela: Religion and Empire in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim
Thomas M. Dicken, “God and Pigment: John Updike on the Conversation of Meaning”

Book Reviews

Christopher A. Jones on ed. Paul Cavill's The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England: Approaches to Current Scholarship and Teaching. Christianity and Culture: Issues in Teaching and Research 1
Paul Tankard on Doris T. Myers's Bareface: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s Last Novel; Peter J. Schakel's Imagination and the Arts in C.S. Lewis: Journeying to Narnia and Other Worlds

Book Notices

Sarah Beckwith, Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in the York Corpus Christi Plays

36.2 (Published Summer 2004)

Articles

Margaret Olofson Thickstun, “Milton Among Puritan Women: Affiliative Spirituality and the Conclusion of Paradise Lost
Alan Blackstock, “Redeeming the Fallen Giants: Chesterton on Newman, Carlyle, and Ruskin”
Mark Bosco, SJ, “From The Power and the Glory to The Honorary Consul: The Development of Graham Greene’s Catholic Imagination”
Ranen Omer-Sherman, “Orthodox Community and Individuality in Allegra Goodman’s Kaaterskill Falls

Book Reviews

Anthony Low on es. Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth's Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-Century English Literature; Robert Appelbaum's Literature and Utopian Politics in Seventeenth-Century England; R.V. Young's Doctrine and Devotion in Seventeenth-Century Poetry: Studies in Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, and Vaughan
John Renard on Herbert Berg's The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam: The Authenticity of Muslim Literature from the Formative Period; ed. Issa Boullata's Literary Structures of Religious Meaning in the Qur’an; Daniel Madigan's The Qur’an’s Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam’s Scripture; Jawid Mojaddedi's The Biographical Tradition in Sufism: the Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami; Roberto Tottoli's Biblical Prophets in the Qur’an and Muslim Literature; Brannon M. Wheeler's Moses in the Qur’an and Islamic Exegesis
David V. Urban onJohn T. Shawcross's The Uncertain World of Samson Agonistes
Derek N.C. Wood's “Exiled From Light”: Divine Law Morality, and Violence in Milton’s Samson Agonistes; Joseph Wittreich's Shifting Contexts: Reinterpreting Samson Agonistes
Mark R. Kelly and ed. Joseph Wittreich's Altering Eyes: New Perspectives on Samson Agonistes
William Scheick on Susan Juster's Doomsayers: Anglo American Prophecy in the Age of Revolution
Jay Twomey on Alain Badiou's, trans. by Ray Brassier, Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism
Randy Boyogoda on Frank Kermode's Pieces of My Mind: Essays and Criticism 1958-2002
Greg Maillet on Phillip J. Donnelly's Rhetorical Faith: The Literary Hermeneutics of Stanley Fish; Gary A. Olson's Justifying Belief: Stanley Fish and the Work of Rhetoric

Book Notices

Kathryn Powell and Donald Scragg, eds., Apocryphal Texts and Traditions in Anglo-Saxon England
Robert Ellsberg, ed., Flannery O’Connor: Spiritual Writings

36.1 (Published Spring 2004)

Articles

Peter S. Hawkins, “Lost and Found: The Bible and its Literary Afterlife”
Lawrence Beaston, “The Pearl-Poet and Pelagians”
John D. Cox, “Shakespeare’s Religious and Moral Thinking: Skepticism or Suspicion?”
Michael Roeschlein, “E.M. Forster and ‘the Part of the Mind That Seldom Speaks’: Mysticism, Mythopoeia and Irony in A Passage to India

Book Reviews

Brian Graham on Alvin A. Lee and ed. Jean O’Grady's Northorop Frye on Religion, excluding The Great Code and Words with Power
Christopher Strathman on Stephen Prickett's Narrative, Religion and Science: Fundamentalism versus Irony, 1700-1999; Kevin Hart's The Trespass of the Sign: Deconstruction, Theology and Philosophy

Book Notices

Brian Murdoch, The Medieval Popular Bible: Expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages
Regina Hewitt and Pat Rogers, eds., Orthodoxy and Heresy in Eighteenth-Century Society: Essays from the DeBartolo Conference
Martin Priestman, Romantic Atheism: Poetry and Freethought, 1780-1830

35.2-3 (Published Summer-Autumn 2003)

Articles

Heidi Oberholtzer, “Pilgrimage in Literature of the Americas: Spiritualized Travel and Sacred Place”
John Gatta, “Godliness Writ Large in John Muir’s Sierra”
John J. Murphy, “Sacred Places Along Cather’s Route to Avignon”
H.R. Stoneback, “Pilgrimage Variations: Hemingway’s Sacred Landscapes”
Alberto López Pulido, “Chicano Religions through Chicano Literature: Reinscribing Chicano Religions as a Hermeneutics of Movement”
Kimberly M. Blaeser, “Sacred Journey Cycles: Pilgrimage as Re-turning and Re-telling in American Indigenous Literatures”
Kamau Brathwaite, “Namsetoura”
Katherine Clay Bassard, “Crossing Over: Free Space, Sacred Place and Intertextual Geographies in Peter Randolph’s Sketches of Slave Life
Mary Baine Campbell, “Holy Land USA: Thirteen Photographs, a Poem, and Two Excurses”
Benedict Giamo, “Enlightened Attachment: Kerouac’s Impermanent Buddhist Trek”
Ihab Hassan, “Coming to America: Fragment of a Memoir”
Barbara Pell, “Hugh Hood’s Allegorical Landscapes as Sacred Spaces”
Hilton Obenzinger, “Holy Land Narrative and American Covenant: Levi Parsons, Pliny Fisk and the Palestine Mission”

35.1 (Published Spring 2003)

Articles

Michael Bryson, “Dismemberment and Community: Sacrifice and the Communal Body in the Hebrew Scriptures”
Janet B. Sommers, “Vision and Revision: The Midrashic Imagination in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Woman in Sacred History
John Garrard, The Twelve:Block’s Apocalypse”
Robert E. Kohn, “Seven Buddhist Themes in Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49
Jay Twomey, “Spirit in Motion: Echoes of a Pentecostal Heritage in the Poetry of A.R. Ammons”

Book Reviews

Ann M. Begley on Francine Du Plessix Gray's Simone Weil
Susan M. Srigley on Richard Giannone's Flannery O’Connor, Hermit Novelist
Ranen Omer-Sherman on B. Jill Carroll's The Savage Side: Reclaiming Violent Models of God

Book Notices

Dee Dyas, Pilgrimage in Medieval English Literature, 700-1500
Piero Boitani, trans. Anita Weston, The Bible and Its Rewritings