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The Resource Contemporary fiction and Christianity, Andrew Tate

Contemporary fiction and Christianity, Andrew Tate

Label
Contemporary fiction and Christianity
Title
Contemporary fiction and Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Tate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How does contemporary fiction engage with the claims and ideas of Christian theology? Can 'secular fictions' accommodate transcendent experiences or encounters with the divine? Does belief continue to influence the shape of fiction in any meaningful way? This study argues against the idea that the 'postmodern condition' of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century culture has undermined the close and creative association between religious practice and literature. It suggests that the novel, as a major narrative genre of contemporary Western culture, has become an increasingly vital, dynamic and problematic space for engaging with the sacred. Tate examines the work of more than a dozen contemporary Anglo-American novelists, including John Updike, Douglas Coupland, John Irving, Michele Roberts, Don Delillo and Jim Crace. He shows how the 'sacred turn' in Western culture is manifested within the novel from the 1980s to the present, paying particular attention to representations of such theological ideas as the miraculous, the heretical, the apocalyptic and the messianic."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1971-
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Tate, Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Continuum literary studies series
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  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Christianity in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Fiction
Label
Contemporary fiction and Christianity, Andrew Tate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: re-enchanted fiction -- This other Christ : Jesus in contemporary fiction -- John Updike's holy heresy : between grace and "the Devil's motley" -- Miracles and the mundane : signs, wonders, and the novel -- Little wonder : John Irving's modern miracles -- "How clear is your vision of heaven?" : Douglas Coupland at the end of the world -- Conclusion: miraculous realism
Control code
154691756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780826489074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154691756
Label
Contemporary fiction and Christianity, Andrew Tate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: re-enchanted fiction -- This other Christ : Jesus in contemporary fiction -- John Updike's holy heresy : between grace and "the Devil's motley" -- Miracles and the mundane : signs, wonders, and the novel -- Little wonder : John Irving's modern miracles -- "How clear is your vision of heaven?" : Douglas Coupland at the end of the world -- Conclusion: miraculous realism
Control code
154691756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780826489074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154691756

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