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Product Description: In his attitude toward religion, George Orwell has been characterised in various terms: as an agnostic, humanist, secular saint or even Christian atheist. Drawing on the full range of his public and private writings - from major works such as Keep the Aspidistra Flying, 1984 and Down and Out in Paris and London to his shorter journalism and private letters and journals - George Orwell and Religion is a major reassessment of Orwell's life-long engagement with religion...read more

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9781472531940 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 3, 2016, cover price $94.00

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9781472530738 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 3, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In his attitude toward religion, George Orwell has been characterised in various terms: as an agnostic, humanist, secular saint or even Christian atheist.

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Product Description: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation. In the modern world, secularism typically means the exclusion of God from the world...read more

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9780814293973 | Cdr edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, November 30, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation.
9780814212929 | Ohio State Univ Pr, November 30, 2015, cover price $71.95 | About this edition: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation.

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9780814251973 | Reprint edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, November 18, 2016), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation.

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Product Description: What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht?s drama? Which of Goethe?s poems were inspired by the Quran? How can Ibn Arabi?s theology of sighs explain the plays of Heinrich von Kleist? And why did the Persian author Sadeq Hedayat identify with the Prague Jew Franz Kafka? ?One who knows himself and others will here too understand: Orient and Occident are no longer separable?: in this new book, the critically acclaimed author and scholar Navid Kermani takes Goethe at his word...read more

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9781509500338 | Polity Pr, October 17, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht?

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9781509500345 | Reprint edition (Polity Pr, October 17, 2016), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht?

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Product Description: Clashing Convictions: Science and Religion in American Fiction is the first study to identify a body of twentieth-century American fiction that represents the increasing tensions experienced by people of Christian faith in response to Darwinism, the higher biblical criticism, and modern medicine...read more

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9780814213063 | Ohio State Univ Pr, August 20, 2016, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: Clashing Convictions: Science and Religion in American Fiction is the first study to identify a body of twentieth-century American fiction that represents the increasing tensions experienced by people of Christian faith in response to Darwinism, the higher biblical criticism, and modern medicine.

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Product Description: Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem. Unlike most literature and religion books, which tend to focus on Christianity and take a highly theoretical approach inappropriate for non-specialists, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion offers an accessible treatment of both Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions...read more
By Susan M. Felch (editor)

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9781107097841 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem.

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9781107483910 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2016), cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem.

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Product Description: Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane. In this book, Josef Sorett demonstrates that religion was actually a formidable force within these movements, animating and organizing African American literary visions throughout the years between the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s...read more

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9780199844937 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane.

On December 19, 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: "If a question should be asked, 'What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be regarded?' I should say, 'Religion.' If, 'What is the second?' I should say, 'Religion.' If, 'What the third?' I should still say, 'Religion.'" But if religion was recognized as the "chief thing in a Commonwealth," we have been less certain what it does in Shakespeare's plays. Written and performed in a culture in which religion was indeed inescapable, the plays have usually been seen either as evidence of Shakespeare's own disinterested secularism or, more recently, as coded signposts to his own sectarian commitments. Based upon the inaugural series of the Oxford-Wells Shakespeare Lectures in 2008, A Will to Believe offers a thoughtful, surprising, and often moving consideration of how religion actually functions in his plays: not as keys to Shakespeare's own faith but as remarkably sensitive registers of the various ways in which religion charged the world in which he lived. The book shows what we know and can't know about Shakespeare's own beliefs and demonstrates, in a series of wonderfully alert and agile readings, how the often fraught and vertiginous religious environment of Post-Reformation England gets refracted by the lens of Shakespeare's imagination.

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9780199572892 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 9, 2014, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: On December 19, 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: "If a question should be asked, 'What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be regarded?

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9780198744696 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 16, 2016, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: Dante's Commedia compels readers to confront the mystery of their existence, to seek understanding of their relationship to the living conscious reality from which all possible experience arises. By pursuing these lines of inquiry, says Vittorio Montemaggi, readers can reach an ultimate reality that Dante calls love...read more

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9780190495466 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Dante's Commedia compels readers to confront the mystery of their existence, to seek understanding of their relationship to the living conscious reality from which all possible experience arises.

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Product Description: Michel Houellebecq is France’s most famous and controversial living novelist. Since his first novel in 1994, Houellebecq’s work has been called pornographic, racist, sexist, Islamophobic, and vulgar. His caricature appeared on the cover of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, the day that Islamist militants killed twelve people in an attack on their offices and also the day that his most recent novel, Soumission—the story of France in 2022 under a Muslim president—appeared in bookstores...read more

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9780271074085 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, June 15, 2016, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: Michel Houellebecq is France’s most famous and controversial living novelist.

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Product Description: In Transcendent Love: Dostoevsky and the Search for a Global Ethic, Leonard G. Friesen ranges widely across Dostoevsky's stories, novels, journalism, notebooks, and correspondence to demonstrate how Dostoevsky engaged with ethical issues in his times and how those same issues continue to be relevant to today's ethical debates...read more

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9780268028978 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, May 15, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In Transcendent Love: Dostoevsky and the Search for a Global Ethic, Leonard G.

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Product Description: 2016 Aldersgate Prize by the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Top Shelf Book Cover Award Shusaku Endo's novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature...read more

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9780830844593 | Ivp Books, May 1, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: 2016 Aldersgate Prize by the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Top Shelf Book Cover Award Shusaku Endo's novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature.

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Product Description: Unorthodox Beauty shows how Russian poets of the early twentieth century consciously adapted Russian Orthodox culture in order to create a distinctly religious modernism. Martha M. F. Kelly contends that, beyond mere themes, these writers developed an entire poetics that drew on liturgical tradition...read more

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9780810132399 | Northwestern Univ Pr, March 31, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Many studies have drawn comparisons between Russian Modernism and its European counterpart.

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9780810132382 | Northwestern Univ Pr, March 31, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Unorthodox Beauty shows how Russian poets of the early twentieth century consciously adapted Russian Orthodox culture in order to create a distinctly religious modernism.

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Product Description: Examining the roots of the relationship between literature and theology, this book offers the first serious attempt to probe the deep theological purposes of the study of literature. Through an exploration of themes of evil, forgiveness, sacrament and what it means to be human, David Jasper draws from international research and discussions on literature and theology and employs an historical and profoundly personal journey through the later part of the last century up to the present time...read more

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9781472475244 | Ashgate Pub Co, February 28, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Examining the roots of the relationship between literature and theology, this book offers the first serious attempt to probe the deep theological purposes of the study of literature.

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Product Description: This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary critical perspective. Including discussion of global literature and world religions, this Companion looks at: Key moments in the story of religion and literary studies from Matthew Arnold through to the impact of 9/11 A variety of theoretical approaches to the study of religion and literature Different ways that religion and literature are connected from overtly religious writing, to subtle religious readings Analysis of key sacred texts and the way they have been studied, re-written, and questioned by literature Political implications of work on religion and literature Thoroughly introduced and contextualised, this volume is an engaging introduction to this huge and complex field...read more
By Mark Knight (editor)

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9780415834056 | Routledge, May 2, 2016, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary critical perspective.

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By Wolfgang Braungart (editor)

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9783110440065 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, October 29, 2015, cover price $98.00

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Product Description: Dickens's social criticism is one of the most famous and important aspects of his works. This book explores the centrality of his religious attitudes to his attacks on the social ills of his day. After discussing how deeply engaged Dickens was with his religion, the author links him to a group of political and religious campaigners who were pioneering the application of Christian moral precepts to social issues...read more

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9781137558701 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 25, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Dickens's social criticism is one of the most famous and important aspects of his works.

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Product Description: Excursions with Thoreau is a major new exploration of Thoreau's writing and thought that is philosophical yet sensitive to the literary and religious. Edward F. Mooney's excursions through passages from Walden, Cape Cod, and his late essay “Walking” reveal Thoreau as a miraculous writer, artist, and religious adept...read more

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9781501305658 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 22, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Excursions with Thoreau is a major new exploration of Thoreau's writing and thought that is philosophical yet sensitive to the literary and religious.

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9781501305641 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 22, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Excursions with Thoreau is a major new exploration of Thoreau's writing and thought that is philosophical yet sensitive to the literary and religious.

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Product Description: Liturgy and literature have had a complex historical relationship. This applies equally to theculture of the Middle Ages, so heavily influenced by Christianity, as well as to the modern era. This book studies exemplary cases from a range of disciplines (linguistics, literary studies, history, philosophy, and theology) to illuminate overlap and disjunction between the two domains...read more
By Stephanie Seidl (editor)

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9783110377590 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, August 14, 2015, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Liturgy and literature have had a complex historical relationship.

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Product Description: In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important...read more
By Chris Crowe (contributor)

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9781442252387 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 24, 2015, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers.

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Product Description: By his national affiliation and choice of genre, French novelist Gustave Flaubert can be considered emblematic of modernity. This book showcases his specific and highly refined imaginary as at once unique and symptomatic of an era...read more

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9780804780643 | Italian edition edition (Stanford Univ Pr, July 15, 2015), cover price $90.00 | About this edition: By his national affiliation and choice of genre, French novelist Gustave Flaubert can be considered emblematic of modernity.

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9780804780650 | Italian edition edition (Stanford Univ Pr, July 15, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: By his national affiliation and choice of genre, French novelist Gustave Flaubert can be considered emblematic of modernity.

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Product Description: In The Revelation of Imagination, William Franke attempts to focus on what is enduring and perennial rather than on what is accommodated to the agenda of the moment. Franke’s book offers re-actualized readings of representative texts from the Bible, Homer, and Virgil to Augustine and Dante...read more

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9780810131194 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 17, 2015, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: In The Revelation of Imagination, William Franke attempts to focus on what is enduring and perennial rather than on what is accommodated to the agenda of the moment.

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9780810131828 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 17, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In The Revelation of Imagination, William Franke attempts to focus on what is enduring and perennial rather than on what is accommodated to the agenda of the moment.

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Product Description: In the first book to consider the study of world religion and world literature in concert, Zhange Ni proposes a new reading strategy that she calls "pagan criticism," which she applies not only to late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century literary texts that engage the global resurgence of religion but also to the very concepts of religion and the secular...read more

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9780813937670 | Univ of Virginia Pr, May 21, 2015, cover price $59.50 | About this edition: In the first book to consider the study of world religion and world literature in concert, Zhange Ni proposes a new reading strategy that she calls "pagan criticism," which she applies not only to late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century literary texts that engage the global resurgence of religion but also to the very concepts of religion and the secular.

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9780813937687 | Univ of Virginia Pr, May 21, 2015, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: In the first book to consider the study of world religion and world literature in concert, Zhange Ni proposes a new reading strategy that she calls "pagan criticism," which she applies not only to late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century literary texts that engage the global resurgence of religion but also to the very concepts of religion and the secular.

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Product Description: Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors". Rather than seeking to resolve this matter, Emily Brontë and the Religious Imagination suggests that such conflicting readings are the product of tensions, conflicts and ambiguities within the texts themselves...read more

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9781441166302 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 16, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors".

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9781474239066 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 21, 2015), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors".

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Product Description: This collection explores some of the many ways in which sanctity was closely intertwined with the development of literary strategies across a range of writings in late medieval Britain. Rather than looking for clues in religious practices in order to explain such changes, or reading literature for information about sanctity, these essays consider the ways in which sanctity - as concept and as theme - allowed writers to articulate and to develop further their 'craft' in specific ways...read more
By Anke Bernau (editor)

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9780719089701 | Manchester Univ Pr, May 1, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This collection explores some of the many ways in which sanctity was closely intertwined with the development of literary strategies across a range of writings in late medieval Britain.

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9780399228353, titled "Appelemando's Dreams" | Sandcastle, March 1, 1995, cover price $5.95 | also contains Appelemando''s Dreams | About this edition: Because he spends his time dreaming, the villagers are convinced that Appelemando will never amount to much but in time his dreams change the village and all the people in it

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