Dickens and the Bible

Dickens and the Bible
Author : Jennifer Gribble
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2020-12-11
ISBN 10 : 9781000289664
ISBN 13 : 1000289664
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At a time when biblical authority was under challenge from the Higher Criticism and evolutionary science, ‘what providence meant’ was the most keenly contested of questions. This book takes up the controversial subject of Dickens and religion, and offers a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary area of religion and literature. In a close study of major novels, it argues that networks of biblical allusion reveal the Judeo-Christian grand narrative as key to his development as a writer, and as the ontological ground on which he stands to appeal to ‘the conscience of a Christian people’. Engaging the biblical narrative in dialogue with other contemporary narratives that concern themselves with origins, destinations, and hermeneutic decipherments, the inimitable Dickens affirms the Bible’s still-active role in popular culture. The providential thinking of two twentieth-century theorists, Bakhtin and Ricoeur, sheds light on an exploration of Dickens’s narrative theology.

Dickens and the Bible
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Jennifer Gribble
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-11 - Publisher: Routledge

At a time when biblical authority was under challenge from the Higher Criticism and evolutionary science, ‘what providence meant’ was the most keenly contes
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Language: en
Pages: 848
Authors: Robert L. Patten
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-13 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Gary Colledge
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06 - Publisher: Baker Books

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Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Janet L. Larson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-01 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Ruth A. Tucker
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Zondervan

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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: R. E. Pritchard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-08 - Publisher: The History Press

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Susan E. Colon
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-09 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Harold Bloom
Categories: Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Infobase Learning

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Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Harold Bloom
Categories: Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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