Literature and Belief

A semiannual publication of the Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature

 

Archives by Volume & Issue

Volume 28

Issue 1  

Spring Song

 

Unjusa Temple

 

William Franke's On What Cannot Be Said: Apophatic Discourses

 

LDS Authors for Young Adults: A Portfolio

 

Eschatology and Textuality in Levinas

 

Written Redemption: Epitaphs as Intercessory Emblems in Daoist Funerary Ritual

 

A Minister's Loss of Faith in Elizabeth Strout's Abide with Me

 

Remembering Budeuk

 

Tomorrow's Hangover

Volume 27

Issue 2  

"Placing" the Spiritual Metaphors of Contemporary Women Writers: Sue Monk Kidd and Kathleen Norris

 

Beauties, Beasts, and Reviving Mythic Sensibility in Frankenstein and The Time Machine

 

Rereading "Christabel"

 

Ascent, Continuance, Immersion: Hope in the poetry of Denise Levertov

 

The Radiant Astonishment of Existence: Two Interviews with Marilynne Robinson, March 20, 2004, and February 9, 2007

 

Mezuzah

 

Who Shall Live


Issue 1  

Memories of May

 

Lewis P. Simpson: A Compassionate Chronicler of a Vanishing Civilization

 

Ezili and the Subversion of the Holy Virgin in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eye's Memory

 

Redemption, Order, and the Undoing of Plot in Samuel Beckett's Molloy

 

The BBC "Man of Law's Tale": Faithful to the Tradition

 

"Patches of Godlight": C. S. Lewis as ImaginativeWriter

 

Seeking Salvation in a Naturalistic Universe: Richard Wright's Use of His Religious Background in Black Boy (American Hunger)

 

Frederick J. Ruf's Bewildered Travel: The Sacred Quest for Confusion

 

What Existence

 

The Poppy

 

Audiology

 

East of the Old Brickyard Quarry, Eden

 

The Snow of Things

Volume 26
 

Interview with Elie Wiesel

 

Transcending the Literary: Aggadic Elements in Elie Wiesel's Tales

 

Jesus' Cross in Elie Wiesel's Night

 

"The past became the present": Reenactments of Trauma in Elie Wiesel's The Gates of the Forest

 

Elie Wiesel: Second Degree Witness

 

The Absent Presence in Elie Wiesel's Autoethnographies

 

Elie Wiesel and I. L. Peretz

 

Afterword: More Than a Mentor: Elie Wiesel at Boston University

 

Peter J. Schakel's The Way into Narnia: A Reader's Guide

 

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon's Rhetoric, Religion, and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954–1965.

 

Arioso on Wings

 

At the Thriftway

 

In the Historic Cemetery in Hillsborough, NC

 

Wishful Thinking

 

Jesus' Final Oration at The Last Supper

 

Blind in Saint Peter's

Volume 25
 

Carlyle and Divinity Hall

 

Carlyle, Irving, and the Problematics of Prophecy

 

Thomas Carlyle, Edward Irving, and Millennialist Discourse

 

Goethe: Carlyle's Spiritual Guide

 

Carlyle's Religion: The New Evangel

 

"History is a Real Prophetic Manuscript": Reason and Revelation in Thomas Carlyle's Historical Essays

 

The Tailor's Tailor: Thomas Carlyle's Jesus Christ

 

"Eternity in the vesture of Time": Carlyle, Thermodynamic Discourse, and Apocalyptic Anxieties

 

"Vocables, Still Vocables": Linguistic and Religious Despair in Thomas Carlyle's Latter-Day Pamphlets

 

"Spiritual Optics?" or Carlyle's Gospel: A Revised Version

 

A Skeptical Elegy as in Auchtertool Kirkyard

 

Thomas Carlyle's Draft Essay on the Mormons

 

"A Tragical Position": Carlyle, Turgenev, and the Religion of Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

 

God-Intoxicated Men: Religion and Drunkenness in Carlyle's Works

 

Anxious Allusions: The Bible in Thomas Carlyle's Correspondence

 

Carlyle's Agnosticism: An Altar to the Unknown and Unknowable God

 

"Every Man Must Get to Heaven in His own Way": Thomas Carlyle, Frederick the Great, and the God of History

 

The Carlyles and St. Luke's, the Chelsea Parish Church

 

Beyond "The Hero as Prophet": A Survey of Images of Islam in Carlyle's Works

 

"Unfold your self": Kenneth J. Fielding and Carlyle Studies, 1988–2004

Volume 24
 

Sigrid Undset: Modern by Surprise

 

Forgotten Gestures, Perennial Meanings

 

William Faulkner's Map of the Unseen World, Yoknapatawpha County

 

Moral Sentiment and Redemption in Faulkner's "Borrowed Gothic," Requiem for a Nun

 

Probing the Modern Heart: Natsume So¯seki's Kokoro

 

Religion Reconsidered: Redemption andWomen's Emancipation in Xu Dishan's "The Merchant'sWife" and "Yuguan"

 

Ivan Ilych in the Jim Crow South: Carson McCullers and Leo Tolstoy

 

Caught in the Nets: James Joyce's Intimate Portraits

 

Henry James's The Ambassadors and the Christian Redemption Myth: "How Neatly Extremes May Sometimes Meet"

 

The Wings of the Dove and the Critics

 

Virginia Woolf's Spirituality: "We are the words; we are the music"

 

Reading "News from God" in Reynolds Price's Good Hearts

 

Strange Capabilities: Grace, Space, and Modernism in the Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Leo Tolstoy

 

Christian Evaluation and Moral Action in George Eliot's Middlemarch

 

Thomas Mann's The Holy Sinner: A Translation for Modern Times?

 

From Arnold to Eagleton to Oehlschlaeger: "Sweetness and Light" in a Postmodern World

 

To Teresa of Avila

 

Listen

Volume 23

Issue 2  

Interview with Adam Zagajewski, 24 January 2003

 

Learning from Atlanta: Prophecy and Postmodernism in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood

 

"There Is No There There": The Spiritual Magnetism of Place in Norris's Fiction

 

Dostoevsky's Hell on Earth: Examining the Inner Torment of the Underground Man, Raskolnikov, and Ivan Karamazov

 

Reviving Spirit: "Illth" and Health in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit

 

"Repentance" and May Swenson's Return to the Faith

 

May Swenson's Spiritual Quest

 

Rebirth and the Spiritual Frontier in the Poetry of May Swenson

 

Roger Lundin's There Before Us: Religion, Literature and Culture from Emerson to Wendell Berry.

 

Russell Kirk's The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays

 

Roger Lundin's Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief, 2nd Edition

 

Studio

 

Dylan Thomas at Sundown

 

Virgin Mary, Mother of God in Her Niche at St. James

 

Going for a Walk in Scotland on Sunday Morning

 

Thirst

 

I Find the Messiah

 

On a Seldom, if Ever, Remarked and Difficult but Rewarding Application of Forgiveness

 

The Wings of the Dove: "Across Wide Spaces and Bristling Barriers"

 

Through the Veil: Flannery O'Connor, Dante, and Medieval Exegesis

 

Spiritualizing the Domestic Sphere: "Infinite Affirmation" in the Inward and Outward Journeys of E. M. Roberts's The Time of Man

 

Willa Cather and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes: Extending the Comparison

 

Subversion and Containment in Orson Scott Card's Xenocide

 

The Grace of Graham Greene (1904–1991):A Centenary Reflection

 

The Exquisite Corpse

 

This Hearth, This Narrow Bed

 

Confession

 

Passionate Enlightenment

 

Ophelia


Issue 1  

"Close to Religious Aspirations": Notes on John Haines's poetry

 

"God-Wrestling" as Postmodern Rhetoric in the Work of Three Contemporary American Poets

 

Finding God in the Desert: The Landscape of Belief in Three Modern Mormon Classics

 

Women's Response to the Great Plains: Landscape as Spiritual Domain in Kathleen Norris and Sharon Butala

 

Sam Davis: Ethical Comstock Humorist

 

Sherwood Anderson's Use of Biblical Typology in Winesburg, Ohio: A Treatise on the Waning of Puritanism

 

"A Careful Rectangle": The Spiritual Journey of Wallace Stegner's Bruce Mason

 

"To Mark the Sparrow's Fall": The Judeo-Christian Roots of Imagination in Selected Works of Wallace Stegner

 

Wallace Stegner's Journey into Wilderness

 

Peter Nabokov's A Forest of Time: American Indian Ways of History

 

Peter J. Schakel's Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis: Journeying to Narnia and Other Worlds

 

Amy Laura Hall's Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love

 

A Week My Wife Had the Nightshift

 

Cleave

 

The Exiles, a translation from Rafael Pérez Estrada

 

The Wind

 

At the Wall

 

Only Two Cities

Volume 21
 

The "California Naturalists": Memory as Spiritual Renewal and Other Parallels in London, Norris, and Steinbeck

 

"One Thing One Did Not Question": The Christian Perspective

 

Jack London's Allegorical Landscapes: "The God of His Fathers," "The Priestly Prerogative," and The Valley of the Moon

 

John Steinbeck's "Spiritual Streak"

 

Bret Harte, Unitarianism, and the Efficacy of Western Humor

 

Mark Twain: Space, Time, and God, A Messianic Jewish Perspective

 

Spiritual Values in the Popular Western Novel

 

Avignon, Mesa Verde, and Cather's The Professor's House

 

"A Trail in the Sand": Helen Sekaquaptewa's Spiritual Frontier

 

"War is God": Cormac McCarthy's Early Fiction

 

Theodore Roethke's "North American Sequence": Religious Awakening in the West

 

Excerpt from Leap

 

Spiritual Testing in the Nuclear West

 

"Stretching Up, Longing for Something Beyond What She Sees": Belief, Metonyomy, and Emily Carr's Northwest Landscapes

 

Wallace Stegner and Western Spirituality

 

Born Square: On Being Mormon, Western, and Human

 

Linda M. Lewis's Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Spiritual Progress

 

Richard J. Douglass-Chin's Preacher Woman Sings the Blues

 

David Lyle Jeffrey's People of the Book

 

Religion

 

Analects (Noir)

 

A Sweeping Rain

 

Hunger Moon

 

Mercy

 

Rapture

 

Love