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Literature and Belief

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


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"A Minister's Loss of Faith in Elizabeth Strout's Abide with Me," by Cheryl D. Coleman (Vol 28 Iss 1)

"Eschatology and Textuality in Levinas," by Travis T. Anderson (Vol 28 Iss 1)

"LDS Authors for Young Adults: A Portfolio," by (Vol 28 Iss 1)

"Written Redemption: Epitaphs as Intercessory Emblems in Daoist Funerary Ritual," by Lance Crisler (Vol 28 Iss 1)

"'Placing' the Spiritual Metaphors of Contemporary Women Writers: Sue Monk Kidd and Kathleen Norris," by Carissa Turner Smith (Vol 27 Iss 2)

"Ascent, Continuance, Immersion: Hope in the poetry of Denise Levertov," by Tiffany Eberle Kriner (Vol 27 Iss 2)

"Beauties, Beasts, and Reviving Mythic Sensibility in Frankenstein and The Time Machine," by Kenneth M. Sroka (Vol 27 Iss 2)

"Rereading 'Christabel'," by Daniel K. Muhlestein (Vol 27 Iss 2)

"'Patches of Godlight': C. S. Lewis as ImaginativeWriter," by Bruce L. Edwards (Vol 27 Iss 1)

"Ezili and the Subversion of the Holy Virgin in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eye's Memory," by W. Todd Martin (Vol 27 Iss 1)

"Lewis P. Simpson: A Compassionate Chronicler of a Vanishing Civilization," by Jeffrey Folks (Vol 27 Iss 1)

"Memories of May," by Lael Woodbury (Vol 27 Iss 1)

"Redemption, Order, and the Undoing of Plot in Samuel Beckett's Molloy," by Peter Eubanks (Vol 27 Iss 1)

"Seeking Salvation in a Naturalistic Universe: Richard Wright's Use of His Religious Background in Black Boy (American Hunger)," by Robert J. Butler (Vol 27 Iss 1)

"The BBC 'Man of Law's Tale': Faithful to the Tradition," by Susan Yager (Vol 27 Iss 1)

"'The past became the present': Reenactments of Trauma in Elie Wiesel's The Gates of the Forest," by Victoria Aarons (Vol 26 Iss 1)

"Afterword: More Than a Mentor: Elie Wiesel at Boston University," by Martha Liptzin Hauptman (Vol 26 Iss 1)

"Elie Wiesel and I. L. Peretz," by Hannah Berliner Fischthal (Vol 26 Iss 1)

"Elie Wiesel: Second Degree Witness," by Ellen S. Fine (Vol 26 Iss 1)

"Jesus' Cross in Elie Wiesel's Night," by Thomas A. Idinopulos (Vol 26 Iss 1)

"The Absent Presence in Elie Wiesel's Autoethnographies," by Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist (Vol 26 Iss 1)

"Transcending the Literary: Aggadic Elements in Elie Wiesel's Tales," by David Patterson (Vol 26 Iss 1)

"'A Tragical Position': Carlyle, Turgenev, and the Religion of Revolution in the Nineteenth Century," by David R. Sorensen (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"'Eternity in the vesture of Time': Carlyle, Thermodynamic Discourse, and Apocalyptic Anxieties," by Jude V. Nixon (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"'Every Man Must Get to Heaven in His own Way': Thomas Carlyle, Frederick the Great, and the God of History," by Brent E. Kinser (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"'History is a Real Prophetic Manuscript': Reason and Revelation in Thomas Carlyle's Historical Essays," by Marylu Hill (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"'Spiritual Optics?' or Carlyle's Gospel: A Revised Version," by Kenneth J. Fielding (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"'Unfold your self': Kenneth J. Fielding and Carlyle Studies, 1988–2004," by David Sorensen (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"'Vocables, Still Vocables': Linguistic and Religious Despair in Thomas Carlyle's Latter-Day Pamphlets," by Lowell T. Frye (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"A Skeptical Elegy as in Auchtertool Kirkyard," by Kenneth J. Fielding (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Anxious Allusions: The Bible in Thomas Carlyle's Correspondence," by Frances Frame (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Beyond 'The Hero as Prophet': A Survey of Images of Islam in Carlyle's Works," by Albert D. Pionke (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Carlyle and Divinity Hall," by Ian Campbell (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Carlyle, Irving, and the Problematics of Prophecy," by Caroline McCracken-Flesher (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Carlyle's Agnosticism: An Altar to the Unknown and Unknowable God," by Ralph Jessop (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Carlyle's Religion: The New Evangel," by Ruth apRoberts (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"God-Intoxicated Men: Religion and Drunkenness in Carlyle's Works," by James Evans (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Goethe: Carlyle's Spiritual Guide," by Elisa Álvarez Fernández (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"The Carlyles and St. Luke's, the Chelsea Parish Church," by David Southern (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"The Tailor's Tailor: Thomas Carlyle's Jesus Christ," by Rodger L. Tarr (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Thomas Carlyle, Edward Irving, and Millennialist Discourse," by John Ulrich (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Thomas Carlyle's Draft Essay on the Mormons," by Paul E. Kerry (Vol 25 Iss 1)

"Caught in the Nets: James Joyce's Intimate Portraits," by Claudia W. Harris (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Christian Evaluation and Moral Action in George Eliot's Middlemarch," by Frank Christianson (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Forgotten Gestures, Perennial Meanings," by Anca Mitroi (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"From Arnold to Eagleton to Oehlschlaeger: 'Sweetness and Light' in a Postmodern World," by Daniel K. Muhlestein (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Henry James's The Ambassadors and the Christian Redemption Myth: 'How Neatly Extremes May Sometimes Meet'," by Christopher Stuart (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Ivan Ilych in the Jim Crow South: Carson McCullers and Leo Tolstoy," by Constante González Groba (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Moral Sentiment and Redemption in Faulkner's 'Borrowed Gothic,' Requiem for a Nun," by Keith Lawrence (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Probing the Modern Heart: Natsume So¯seki's Kokoro," by Van C. Gessel (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Reading 'News from God' in Reynolds Price's Good Hearts," by B. W. Jorgensen (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Religion Reconsidered: Redemption andWomen's Emancipation in Xu Dishan's 'The Merchant'sWife' and 'Yuguan'," by Steven L. Riep (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Sigrid Undset: Modern by Surprise," by Sherrill Harbison (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Strange Capabilities: Grace, Space, and Modernism in the Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Leo Tolstoy," by Joseph C. Murphy (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"The Wings of the Dove and the Critics," by Sarah B. Daugherty (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Thomas Mann's The Holy Sinner: A Translation for Modern Times?," by Maria Dobozy (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"Virginia Woolf's Spirituality: 'We are the words; we are the music'," by Annette Allen (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"William Faulkner's Map of the Unseen World, Yoknapatawpha County," by Joseph R. Urgo (Vol 24 Iss 1)

"'Repentance' and May Swenson's Return to the Faith," by Paul Crumbley (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"'There Is No There There': The Spiritual Magnetism of Place in Norris's Fiction," by Jesse S. Crisler (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Dostoevsky's Hell on Earth: Examining the Inner Torment of the Underground Man, Raskolnikov, and Ivan Karamazov," by Christopher E. Garrett (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Learning from Atlanta: Prophecy and Postmodernism in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood," by Joseph C. Murphy (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"May Swenson's Spiritual Quest," by Susan Elizabeth Howe (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Rebirth and the Spiritual Frontier in the Poetry of May Swenson," by Paul Crumbley (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Reviving Spirit: 'Illth' and Health in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit," by Kenneth M. Sroka (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Spiritualizing the Domestic Sphere: 'Infinite Affirmation' in the Inward and Outward Journeys of E. M. Roberts's The Time of Man," by Constante González Groba (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Subversion and Containment in Orson Scott Card's Xenocide," by Daniel K. Muhlestein (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"The Grace of Graham Greene (1904–1991):A Centenary Reflection," by Owen F. Cummings (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"The Wings of the Dove: 'Across Wide Spaces and Bristling Barriers'," by Christopher Stuart (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Through the Veil: Flannery O'Connor, Dante, and Medieval Exegesis," by Joseph C. Murphy (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"Willa Cather and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes: Extending the Comparison," by Cristina Giorcelli (Vol 23 Iss 2)

"'A Careful Rectangle': The Spiritual Journey of Wallace Stegner's Bruce Mason," by Robert C. Steensma (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"'Close to Religious Aspirations': Notes on John Haines's poetry," by Robert DeMott (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"'God-Wrestling' as Postmodern Rhetoric in the Work of Three Contemporary American Poets," by Bea Opengart (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"'To Mark the Sparrow's Fall': The Judeo-Christian Roots of Imagination in Selected Works of Wallace Stegner," by Ed Block, Jr. (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"Finding God in the Desert: The Landscape of Belief in Three Modern Mormon Classics," by Michael Austin (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"Sam Davis: Ethical Comstock Humorist," by Lawrence I. Berkove (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"Sherwood Anderson's Use of Biblical Typology in Winesburg, Ohio: A Treatise on the Waning of Puritanism," by Andrea K. Frankwitz (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"Wallace Stegner's Journey into Wilderness," by Mark W. T. Harvey (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"Women's Response to the Great Plains: Landscape as Spiritual Domain in Kathleen Norris and Sharon Butala," by Diane D. Quantic (Vol 23 Iss 1)

"'A Trail in the Sand': Helen Sekaquaptewa's Spiritual Frontier," by P. Jane Hafen (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"'One Thing One Did Not Question': The Christian Perspective," by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"'Stretching Up, Longing for Something Beyond What She Sees': Belief, Metonyomy, and Emily Carr's Northwest Landscapes," by Robert Thacker (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"'War is God': Cormac McCarthy's Early Fiction," by Forrest G. Robinson (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Avignon, Mesa Verde, and Cather's The Professor's House," by John J. Murphy (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Born Square: On Being Mormon, Western, and Human," by Eugene England (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Bret Harte, Unitarianism, and the Efficacy of Western Humor," by Gary Scharnhorst (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Excerpt from Leap," by Terry Tempest Williams (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Jack London's Allegorical Landscapes: 'The God of His Fathers,' 'The Priestly Prerogative,' and The Valley of the Moon," by Donna Campbell (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"John Steinbeck's 'Spiritual Streak'," by Susan Shillinglaw (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Mark Twain: Space, Time, and God, A Messianic Jewish Perspective," by David E. E. Sloane (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Spiritual Testing in the Nuclear West," by Cheryll Glotfelty (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Spiritual Values in the Popular Western Novel," by Stephen L. Tanner (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"The 'California Naturalists': Memory as Spiritual Renewal and Other Parallels in London, Norris, and Steinbeck," by Jesse S. Crisler (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Theodore Roethke's 'North American Sequence': Religious Awakening in the West," by James Dougherty (Vol 21 Iss 1)

"Wallace Stegner and Western Spirituality," by Richard W. Etulain (Vol 21 Iss 1)