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Theology and Literature in the Age of Johnson: Resisting Secularism
edited by Melvyn New and Gerard Reedy
contributions by Steven Scherwatzky, Katherine Kickel, Nicholas Seager, Geoff Newton, Ryan J. Stark, Brett C. McInelly, Paul Tankard, Deborah Heller, Frans de Bruyn, Roger D. Lund, Nathalie Zimpfer, Melvyn New, Donald R. Wehrs, John A. Dussinger, Regina Janes, E. Derek Taylor, Robert G. Walker and Patrick Müller
University of Delaware Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-1-64453-098-6 | Cloth: 978-1-64453-096-2 | Paper: 978-1-64453-097-9

Theology and Literature in the Age of Johnson: Resisting Secularism contains seventeen essays exploring the complex relationships between literary intentions and theological concerns of authors writing in the second half of the eighteenth century. The diversity of literary forms and subjects, from Fielding and Richardson to Burke and Wollstonecraft, is matched by a diversity of approaches and theologies. To argue that the age “resisted secularism” is by no means to argue that resistance was blindly doctrinal or rigidly uniform. The many ways secularism could be resisted is the subject of the collection.

Published by University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

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