46.1 (Spr. 2014) - 49.3 (Aut. 2017)


Autumn 2017 (Published Spring 2019)


Joseph Twist, “Between Resurrection and Insurrection: Jesus and the ‘Deconstruction of Monotheism’ in ‘Von der Zärtlichkeit’ by Navid Kermani and ‘ich, jesus von nazareth’ by SAID”
Avram Alpert, “Buddhism between Worlds: Contested Liberations in Kipling, Salinger, and Head”
Leyla Ozgur Alhassen, “A Narratological Analysis of the Story of Ibrāhīm in the Qur’ān: Faith, Family, Parents and Ancestors”
Joshua Taft, “John Henry Newman’s Metrical Experiments”
Christopher Maslanka, “Ȝhat art Þou?’ Spiritual Identity and Category Confusion in The South English Legendary’s Life of Saint Christopher”

Forum: “Literature and the Reformation,” edited by Richard A. Strier and Susannah Brietz Monta

Brian Cummings, “Remembering the Reformation: A Retrospect”
Richard A. Strier, “Doctrine and Life: The Impact of the Reformation”
Susannah Brietz Monta, “Literature and the Contours of Belief”
Beth Quitslund, “‘Without Pity Heare Their Dying Grones’: Metrical Psalms and the Poetry of Sacred Violence”
Kenneth Graham, “The Reformation of Manners and the Grace of the Reformation: Measure for Measure’s Disciplinary Mingle-Mangle”
Gregory Kneidel, “Donne and the Virtue of Religion”

Book Reviews

Katherine Bootle Attié on Nandra Perry’s Imitatio Christi: The Poetics of Piety in Early Modern England
Erin E. Kelly on Ken Jackson’s Shakespeare and Abraham
Holly Crawford Pickett on Jennifer Waldron’s Reformations of the Body: Idolatry, Sacrifice, and Early Modern Theater
Andrea Knutson on Jennifer L. Leader’s Knowing, Seeing, Being: Jonathan Edwards, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, and the American Typological Tradition
Keya Kraft on Roger E. Moore’s Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape
Ginger Stelle on Daniel Gabelman’s George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity
Evan Berry on Jeffrey Bilbro’s Loving God’s Wilderness: The Christian Roots of Ecological Ethics in American Literature
Stephen Ingle on Michael G. Brennan’s George Orwell and Religion
Judith Wolfe on Wesley Kort’s Reading C. S. Lewis
Scott Cowdell on Pierpaolo Antonello and Heather Webb (eds.)’s Mimesis, Desire, and the Novel: René Girard and Literary Criticism
Artur Rosman on Lukasz Tischner’s Milosz and the Problem of Evil
Daniel Silliman on Greg Garrett’s Entertaining Judgement: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination

49.2 - Special Issue on Grace

Summer 2017 (Published Spring 2019)


Micael M. Clarke, “‘Invaded by a Devilish Indian Diamond’: Wilkie Collins’s ‘Sermon for Sepoys,’ The Moonstone, and the Emergence of a Secular Modernity”
Yuri Corrigan, “Comparative Demonologies: Dostoevsky and Ferrante on the Boundaries of the Self”
Jason Lewallen, “Secular Conversion: La Nausée as Formative Fiction”
Marcel DeCoste, “This is My Body: The Saving Knowledge of Suffering Flesh in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood
Rebecca Styler, “Josephine Butler, Esoteric Christianity and the Biblical Motherhood of God”

Forum edited by Laura Kilbride and Ryan Pepin

Laura Kilbride and Ryan Pepin, “Introduction”
Simone Kotva, “The Line of Resistance: Ravaisson and Bergson”
Christian Coppa, “Supplicating in Agony and Praise: Anne Vaughan Lock and the Case of the Sinner’s ‘Crye’”
L.M. Kilbride, “‘What I Do Is Me’: On Grace and Sprung Rhythm”
Elizabeth Powell, “Grace-Inflected Forms in David Jones’s The Sleeping Lord and Other Fragments
Jack Belloli, “Bruno Latour and R. F. Langley: A Graced Encounter”
Ryan Pepin, “‘_Et Vsqve ad Nvbes Veritas Tva_’: Grace and Voice in the Marriage Song"

Featuring a transcript of the 2017-2018 Religion & Literature lecture by Hank Lazer, “Grace, & the Spiritual Reach of Representation”

Book Reviews

J. A. Jackson on Cecilia A. Hatt’s God and The Gawain-Poet: Theology and Genre in Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Kevin Laam on Ryan Netzley’s
 Lyric Apocalypse: Milton, Marvell, and the Nature of Events
Daniel Swift on David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore (eds.)’s
 Shakespeare and Early Modern Religion
Dorothy McMillan on Natasha Duquette’s Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Interpretation
Cheri L. Larsen Hoeckley on Richard Hughes Gibson’s Forgiveness in Victorian Literature: Grammar, Narrative, and Community
Thomas W. Stanford III on Maurice Hunt’s The Divine Face in Four Writers: Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Hesse, and C. S. Lewis
Griffin Oleynick on Eric Bugyis and David Newheiser (eds.)’s Desire, Faith, and the Darkness of God: Essays in Honor of Denys Turner
Darryl Tippens on Susan M. Felch (ed.)’s The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion

49.1 - David Jones Special Issue [Sold Out]

Spring 2017 (Published Summer 2018)


“David Jones: Towards a Theology of History,”* edited by Anna Svendsen and Jasmine Hunter Evans
Anna Svendsen and Jasmine Hunter Evans, “Introduction”
Tom Villis, “When was ‘the Break’? David Jones and Catholic Ideas of Rupture in British History”
Jasmine Hunter Evans and Christine Pagnoulle, “‘The Agent’: Probing into Agency”
Ewan King, “Narrating Communion: Gwenhwyfar and the Encounter of Chronicle and Critical History”
Joseph Simmons, “David Jones’s Irenaean Theology of History”
Sarah Coogan, “‘You will furnish / that fatigue’: Typological Interpretation and David Jones’s Ambiguous Soldier”
Tom Bromwell, “The Apocalyptic Paratext: The Frontispiece and Tailpiece to In Parenthesis
Adam Schwartz, “‘Getting into history’: The Great War and David Jones’s Memory”
John David Ramsey, “David Jones, Action, Anamnesis, and the Roman Catholic Mass”
Francesca Brooks, “Liturgy, Performance, and Poetry of the Passion: David Jones and The Dream of the Rood
Robin D’Souza, “From Egalitarian to Sacramental Community: Re-writing William Morris’s Social Romance in David Jones’s In Parenthesis
Daniel Gustafsson, “The Making and Unmaking of History: Secular and Sacramental Approaches”
Jean Ward, “The Poet as ‘Rememberer’: Anamnesis in David Jones’s Language”
Paul Robichaud, “David Jones and the Archipelagic Past”
Thomas Berenato, “David Jones and the Ancient Mariner: A History of Forgiveness”
Elizabeth Powell, “The Quest for Sacrament in David Jones’s Poem, ‘A, a, a, DOMINE DEUS’”

Mini-forum, edited by L. M. Kilbride

L. M. Kilbride, “Introduction on Logos”
Catherine Pickstock, "What Does Othering Make? David Jones’s “A, a, a, Domine Deus”
Romana Huk, "Sacrament as ars in the down-to-earth poetics of David Jones (pursued through a reading of his ars[e]-poetica, “A, a, a, Domine Deus”)"

Book Reviews

Susan Van Zanten on D.H. Williams and Phillip J. Donnelly's Transformations in Biblical Literary Traditions: Incarnation, Narrative, and Ethics: Essays in Honor of David Lyle Jeffreyedited
Walter S. H. Lim on eds. David Jasper, Geng Youzhuang, and Wang Hai's A Poetics of Translation: Between Chinese and English Literature
David K. Anderson on eds. James D. Mardock and Kathryn R. McPherson's Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England
Erin A. Smith on ed. Mary McCartin Wearn's Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion: Lived Theologies and Literature
Rick Anthony Furtak on Edward F. Mooney's Excursions with Thoreau: Poetry, Philosophy, Religionby
Nicholas Beauchesne on Matte Robinson'sThe Astral H. D.: Occult and Religious Sources and Contexts for H. D.’s Poetry and Prose
Thomas Berenato on W. David Soud's Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot
Kathleen Henderson Staudt on Thomas Dilworth's David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet
Barry Brummett on eds. Michael-John DePalma and Jeffrey M. Ringer's Mapping Christian Rhetorics: Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories
Scott Dill on Vincent Pecora's Secularization Without End: Beckett, Mann, Coetze
Bryan M. Santin on Christopher Douglas's If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right
Erick Sierra on Liliana M. Naydan's Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror


Autumn 2016 (Published Spring 2018)


Cynthia R. Wallace, “‘Whatever Else We Call It’: The Great Price of Secular Sainthood in Mary Gordon’s Pearl
Courtney Palmbush, “The Othea, the Rose, and the Comedy: Christine de Pizan and the Ethics of Gloss”
John Wiehl, “Discarding Predestination in Thomas Cooper’s The Purgatory of Suicides
Alex Davis, “Story Without End: Perspective, Form, and Interpretation in John’s Apocalypse”
Ken Derry, “Blood on the Wall: Christianity, Colonialism, and Mimetic Conflict in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye
Scott Dill, “Toward a Theology of Taste: John Updike’s Creaturely Aesthetics”

Book Reviews

Scott A. Mellor on Ronald Murphy, S.J.'s Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North
David Cook on eds. Dominic Janes and Alex Houen's Martyrdom and Terrorism: Pre-Modern to Contemporary Perspectives
Kevin R. Kritsch on eds. Peter Darby and Faith Wallis's Bede and the Future
Matthew A Rothaus Moser on Sheila J. Nayar's Dante’s Sacred Poem: Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy
Timothy Rosendale on Brooke Conti's Confessions of Faith in Early Modern England 
David Norton on ed. Angelica Duran's The King James Bible Across Borders and Centuries
Ethan John Guagliardo on Jennifer Rust's The Body in Mystery: The Political Theology of the Corpus Mysticum in the Literature of Reformation England
Erik Larsen on Eric L. Santner and ed. Kevis Goodman's The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy
Jonathan Beecher Field on Abram Van Engen's Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England
Brian Yothers on Claudia Stokes's The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion 
Richard Hughes Gibson on Joshua King's Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print
Michael O’Neill on Simon Marsden's Emily Bronte and the Religious Imagination 
James M. Van Wyck on Graham Holderness's Re-writing Jesus: Christ in 20th-Century Fiction and Film
Thomas F. Haddox on David Crowe's Cosmic Defiance: Updike’s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories 
Sheila E. Jelen on Isabelle Hesse's The Politics of Jewishness in Contemporary World Literature: The Holocaust, Zionism and Colonialism


Summer 2016 (Published Fall 2018)


Shira Wolosky, “The Name of God: Levinas and Judaic Lettrism”
Kyle Vitale, “Grace of Life: Marriage, Campion’s Lord Hay’s Masque, and Sacraments of Conjunction”
Robert Tate, "Conversions of Tragedy from King Lear to The Winter’s Tale
Jordan Carson, “Scapegoating in William Faulkner’s Sanctuary
David J. Fine, “Mass Appeal: Catholic Education in Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Karl Plank, “Decentering the Holocaust: What Bezmogis and Englander are Talking About”

Forum: "Rita Felski’s The Limits of Critique”, Edited by Sandra M. Gustafson and Tyler Gardner

Sandra M. Gustafson and Tyler Gardner, “Introduction: Possibilities Beyond Critique”
Lori Branch, “Postcritical and Postsecular: The Horizon of Belief”
Tracy Fessenden, “A Hermeneutics of Resilience and Repair”
Alan Jacobs, “Vulnerabilities and Rewards”
Ryan McDermott, “Conversion and Critique”
Vincent P. Pecora, “Suspicion…Hermeneutics…Religion?”
Rita Felski, “Entanglement and Animosity: Religion and Literary Studies”

Book Reviews

Review Essay by William C. Hackett: “Fitting a Candle for Its Flame: William Franke’s Literary Theologico-Philosophy”
Stephen Prickett on Natasha O’Hear and Anthony O’Hear’s Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia
Dorothy Ann Bray on The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology, edited by John Carey, Emma Nic Cárthaigh, and Catríona Ó Dochertaigh
Lieke Stelling on Jeffrey Shoulson’s Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England
Kimberly Anne Coles on Jaime Goodrich’s Faithful Translators: Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England
Teresa Toulouse on Meredith Marie Neuman’s Jeremiah’s Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England
Miriam Elizabeth Burnstein on Diane Long Hoeveler’s The Gothic Ideology: Religious Hysteria and Anti-Catholicism in British Popular Fiction, 1780–1880
Michael Tomko on Colin Jager’s Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age
Nancy D. Hargrove on Benjamin G. Lockerd’s T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition
Wily Maley on Hidden Possibilities: Essays in Honor of Muriel Spark, edited by Robert E. Hosmer Jr.


Spring 2016 (Published Spring 2017)


Kevin Chovanec, “Stirring Meats: Resurrection Doctrine and the Substance of the Body in The Revenger’s Tragedy
Andrew Jerome Williams, “Differ with Charity: Religious Tolerance and Secularization in The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Daniel DiMassa, “Varieties of Radical Enlightenment: Secularization as Translation in Goethe’s Autiobiography”
Alyssa Bellows, “Cardinal John Henry Newman’s One ‘Thing’ Needful: The Spiritual Necessity of the Material in Loss and Gain”
Zachary Ugolnik, "Internal Liturgy: The Transmission of the Jesus Prayer in the Philokalia and The Way of a Pilgrim (Rasskaz Strannika)
Edward Upton, “Approaching Nirvana: Skillful Means and Asceticism in T.S. Eliot’s Critique of Arthur Schopenhauer”

Forum: "Two Poems Entitled ‘Psalm’ by George Oppen and Paul Celan,” Edited by Henry Weinfield

Henry Weinfield, “Introduction”
Robert Baker, “The Poetics of Encounter: Paul Celan’s ‘Psalm’ and George Oppen’s ‘Psalm’”
Carsten Dutt, “Celan’s Counter-Psalm: Religious Negativity, Paradox, and the Freedom of Poetry”
Kevin Hart, “On Paul Celan’s ‘Psalm’”
Peter Nicholls, “Psalms: Reading Oppen with Celan and Rilke”

Book Reviews

Clare Costely King’oo on Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt (ed.)’s Religious Diversity and Early Modern English Texts: Catholic, Judaic, Feminist, and Secular Dimensions
Elizabeth Williamson on David K. Anderson’s Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England: Tragedy, Religion and Violence on Stage
James Lambert on David Coleman (ed.)’s Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature
Alison Shell on Sarah Beckwith’s Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness, Piero Boitani’s (trans. Vittorio Montemaggi and Rachel Jacoff) The Gospel According to Shakespeare, and Richard C. McCoy’s Faith in Shakespeare
Vanessa L. Rapatz on Nicky Hallet’s The Senses in Religious Communities, 1600-1800: Early Modern “Convents of Pleasure”
Diane Long Hoeveler on Miriam Elizabeth Burstein’s Victorian Reformations: Historical Fiction and Religious Controversy, 1820-1900
Thomas Gardner on Richard E. Brantley’s Emily Dickinson’s Rich Conversation: Poetry, Philosophy, Science
Jack Dudley on Stephen Sicari’s Modernist Humanism and the Men of 1914: Joyce, Lewis, Pound, and Eliot
David C. Jacobson on Ilana Pardes’s Agnon’s Moonstruck Lovers: The Song of Songs in Israeli Culture
Eamonn Wall on Andrew J. Auge’s A Chastened Communion: Modern Irish Poetry and Catholicism


Autumn 2015  (Published Autumn 2016)


Robin Kirkpatrick, “The Pace of Praise: Might Theology Walk Together With Literature?”
Deberniere Janet Torrey, “Transcendence and Anxiety in the Prison Letters of Catholic Martyr Ludgarda Yi Suni (1779-1802)”
Anne Nichols, “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Women in Sacred History: Biblical Criticism, Evolution, and the Maternal Ethic”
Elizabeth Sanders, “An Up-To-Date Religion: The Challenges and Constructions of Belief in _Dracula_"
Robert Baker, “The Sprawling Genius of Thylias Moss”
Michael Vander Weele, “The Human Effort to Exchange Stories and Uwem Akpan’s Child Narrators”

Book Reviews

Karl Persson on Samantha Zacher’s Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse: Becoming the Chosen People
Barbara Newman on A. C. Spearing’s Medieval Autographies: The “I” of the Text
Katherine C. Little on Ian Johnson’s The Middle English Life of Christ: Academic Discourse, Translation and Vernacular Theology
Bernard D. Cooperman on Yaacob Dweck’s The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice
Teresa Huffman Traver on Susan E. Colón’s Victorian Parables
T. A. S. Carson on Heidi J. Snow’s William Wordsworth and the Theology of Poverty
Thomas Gaiton Marullo on Elizabeth Blake’s Dostoevsky and the Catholic Underground
Peter Howarth on Luke Ferratter’s The Glyph and the Gramaphone: D. H. Lawrence’s Religion
Kathleen Lipovski-Helal on Jordan Cofer’s Gospel According to Flannery O’Connor: Examining the Role of the Bible in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction
Paul Franz on Matthew Sperling’s Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words
Tiffany Eberle Kriner on Jennie Chapman’s Plotting the Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series
George Corbett on Jo Carruthers, Mark Knight, and Andrew Tate (ed.)’s Literature and the Bible: A Reader


Summer 2015 (Published Summer 2016)


Mary Christian, “Bought with Silver: Victor Hugo, George Bernard Shaw, and the Economics of Salvation”
Susan Mizruchi, “The School of Martyrdom: Reconsidering Culture and Class in Catcher in the Rye
Helena M. Tomko, “Muriel Spark’s The Girl of Slender Means at the Limits of the Catholic Novel”
Matthew Potts, “‘Their Ragged Biblical Forms’: Materiality, Misogyny, and the Corporal Works of Mercy in Suttree
Graley Herren, “Cosmological Metafiction: Gnosticism in Don DeLillo’s Libra
Lynne Hinojosa, “John Ames as Historiographer: Pacifism, Racial Reconciliation, and Agape in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead

Book Reviews

Ankur Barua on Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad’s Divine Self, Human Self: The Philosophy of Being in Two Gītā Commentaries
Harold K. Bush on Nancy Koester’s Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life
Ashon Crawley on Kelly Brown Douglas’s Black Bodies and the Black Church: A Blues Slant
Dennis Danielson on Raymond B. Waddington’s Looking into Providences: Designs and Trials in Paradise Lost
Susanna Fein on Katherine C. Little’s Transforming Work: Early Modern Pastoral and Late Medieval Poetry
Sandor Goodhart on Donald R. Wehrs’s Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature: Ethics and the Reconstruction of Subjectivity
Jan L. Hagens on J.M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks (ed.)’s The Faustian Century: German Literature and Culture in the Age of Luther and Faustus
Andromache Karanika on Marguerite Rigoglioso’s Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity
Joseph G. Kronick on Stephen J. Schuler’s The Augustinian Theology of W. H. Auden
Christian Moevs on William Franke’s Dante and the Sense of Transgression: “The Trespass of the Sign”
Lee Oser on David Kastan’s A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion
Stephen Prickett on Robert Crawford’s Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land
Matthew J. Smith on Kimberly Johnson’s Made Flesh: Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England
Brian Yothers on James Emmett Ryan’s Faithful Passages: American Catholicism in Literary Culture, 1844-1931
Hannah Zdansky on Barbara Newman’s Medieval Crossover: Reading the Secular against the Sacred


Spring 2015 (Published Spring 2016)


Gregory Foran, “Eschatology and Ecclesiology in Macbeth”
Richard Strier, “Mind, Nature, Heterodoxy, and Iconoclasm in The Winter’s Tale”
Charis Charalampous, “Thinking (of) Feelings in Donne’s Poetry: The Signifying Rift and ‘The Evidence of Things Not Seen’”
Travis DeCook, “The Extrinsic Bible: Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, Concepts of Scripture and The Question of Secularity”
Lucas Kwong, “Killing Alton: The Politics of Spiritual Autobiography in Alton Locke”
Loni Reynolds, “‘A Human Yet Dark Tribute to Life’: The Eucharist in the Work of Gregory Corso”

Forum: “Rethinking the Bible as Literature,” Edited by Emily A. Ransom with Peter S. Hawkins

Book Reviews

Ed Block on Dana Greene’s A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Krolik Hollenberg and Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life
Lori Branch on Mark Knight and Louise Lee (ed.)’s Religion, Literature and the Imagination: Sacred Worlds
David C. Downing on Rowan Williams’s The Lion’s World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia
Wendy Furman-Adams on Rachel Trubowitz’s Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature
Margaret Hallissy on Marion Gibson’s Imagining the Pagan Past: Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages
Robin Kirkpatrick on Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen (ed.)’s The Church and Literature (Studies in Church History Volume 48)
Ian Newman on Howard D. Weinbrot’s Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture, 1660-1780
Holly Ordway on Alister E. McGrath’s The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis
Paul Robichaud on Patrick R. Query’s Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing
Paul Rorem on E. Ann Matter and Lesley Smith (ed.)’s From Knowledge to Beatitude: St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr.
William Shullenberger on Jamey Heit’s Liturgical Liaisons: The Textual Body, Irony, and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson
William Svelmoe on Elesha J. Coffman’s The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline
Lara Vetter on Elizabeth Anderson’s H.D. and Modernist Religious Imagination: Mysticism and Writing
John Howard Wilson on Michael G. Brennan’s Evelyn Waugh: Fictions, Faith and Family
Ralph C. Wood on Brenna Moore’s Sacred Dread: Raïssa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival (1905-1944)


Summer-Autumn 2014 (Published Autumn 2015)


Lori Branch, “The Rituals of Our Re-Secularization: Literature Between Faith and Knowledge”
Cyril O’Regan, “August Rivalries: Post-Romantic Contesting of the Biblical Narrative in Harold Bloom and Philip Pullman”
Katy Wright-Bushman and Hannah Zdansky, “Religion in/and/all over Medieval Literature”
Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, “Time, Memory, Ritual and Recital: Religion and Literature in Exodus 12”
Ann W. Astell and Susannah Brietz Monta, “Genre and the Joining of Literature and Religion: A Question of Kinds”
Vittorio Montemaggi and Regina Schwartz, “On Religion and Literature: Truth, Beauty, and the Good”
Peter S. Hawkins and Fatemeh Keshavarz, “Taste and See: A Religion and Literature Dialogue”

Additional Material

“Literature and Religion for the Humanities: Seven Theses,” from the Mellon Working Group on Religion and Literature

Dallin Lewis’s course syllabus “After Eden: Religion, Literature, and the Environment,” winner of the first annual Religion & Literature Syllabus Prize

Book Reviews

Andrew Giorgetti on Randall Heskett’s Reading the Book of Isaiah: Destruction and Lament in the Holy Cities
Stanley Benfell on Richard G. Newhauser and Susan J. Rudyard (ed.)’s Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: The Tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins
Stephen M. Fallon on Michael Bryson’s The Atheist Milton
Catherine Gimelli Martin on Bryan Adams Hampton’s Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton and the Incarnational Poetics of Revolutionary England
Dustin D. Stewart on Richard J. DuRocher and Margaret Olofson Thickstun (ed.)’s Milton’s Rival Hermeneutics: “Reason Is But Choosing”
David Ainsworth on Laura Lunger Knoppers (ed.)’s The Oxford Handbook of Literature & the English Revolution
Jennifer Snead on Misty G. Anderson’s Imagining Methodism in 18th-Century Britain: Enthusiasm, Belief, and the Borders of the Self
John J. Davenport on Edward F. Mooney’s Excursions with Kierkegaard: Others, Goods, Death, and Final Fate
Susan L. Roberson on Valerie C. Cooper’s Word, Like Fire: Maria Stewart, the Bible & the Rights of African Americans
Andre E. Johnson on Rosetta R. Haynes’s Radical Spiritual Motherhood: Autobiography and Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century African American Women
Stanley Bill on Charles S. Kraszewski’s Irresolute Heresiarch: Catholicism, Gnosticism and Paganism in the Poetry of Czesław Miłosz
Sarah Roger on Annette U. Flynn’s The Quest for God in the Work of Borges
Molly K. Robey on Channette Romero’s Activism and the American Novel: Religion and Resistance in Fiction By Women of Color
Rebecca Ferguson on K. Zauditu-Selassi’s African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Errata: On p. 129, in the Peter S. Hawkins and Fatemeh Keshavarz dialogue, “like Fatemeh Keshavarz and I” should read “like Fatemeh Keshavarz and me.”


Spring 2014 (Published Summer 2015)


Jennifer Sisk, “Unauthorized Desire: Audience and Affect in St. Erkenwald and Lydgate’s St. Austin at Compton
Geoffrey Nash, “Aryan and Semite in Ernest Renan and Matthew Arnold’s Quest for the Religion of Modernity”
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta, “Brideshead Illustrated: The Sacred and Profane Aesthetics of Captain Charles Ryder”
Derek C. Hatch, “‘Even When Christ is Not Recognized’: The Thomistic Mediation of Divine Grace in The Violent Bear it Away
James Clements, “‘The Thing in the Box’: William Golding’s ‘Miss Pulkinhorn’ as Apophatic Literature”
Adam Glover, “Music, Poetry, and Eucharist”

Forum: Emily Dicknson and Religion, edited by Roger Lundin

Roger Lundin, “Introduction”
James McIntosh, “Dickinson’s Kinetic Religious Imagination”
Roger Lundin, “The Tender Pioneer in the Prairies of the Air: Dickinson and the Differences of God”
Richard E. Brantley, “The Interrogative Mood of Emily Dickinson’s Quarrel with God”
Jane Donahue Eberwin, “‘A different God?’: Religious Revelations from Dickinson’s Holland Correspondence”
Victoria N. Morgan, “‘When Bells stop ringing’: Tracing Dickinson’s ‘Circumference’ Through the Tradition of the Praying Circle”
Linda Freedman, “‘And with what body do they come?’: Dickinson’s Resurrection”
Miho Nonaka, “Season of Eternity: The Resonance of Dickinson’s Poems in Japanese”
Thomas Gardner, “Dickinson, Calvin, and the Drama of Perception”

Book Reviews

Susan L. Einbinder on Ryan Szpiech’s Conversion and Narrative: Reading and Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic
​​​​​​​Michael Questier on Alice Dailey’s The English Martyr from Reformation to Revolution
Ghanshyam Sharma on Allison Busch’s Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India
Nancy Carol James on Patricia A. Ward’s Experimental Theology in America: Madame Guyon on Fenelon, and Their Readers
Scott Krawczyk on Felicity James and Ian Inkster (eds.)’s Religious Dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld Circle, 1740-1860
Susan Matthews on Susanne M. Sklar’s Blake’s Jerusalem as Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body
John Luis Haglund on Eric Ziolkowski’s The Literary Kierkegaard
James McIntosh on Linda Freedman’s Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination
Robert B. Shaw on Henry Weinfield’s The Blank-Verse Tradition from Milton to Stevens: Freethinking and the Crisis of Modernity
David J. Leigh on Wesley A. Kort’s Textual Intimacy: Autobiography and Religious Identities
Fatemeh Kesharvarz on Hamid Dabashi’s The World of Persian Literary Humanism
Emmanuel Katongole on Carolyn M. Jones Medine’s Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics: Negotiating Transitive Space and Hybrid Identities