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Books from EU Libraries & MOBIUS Collections
The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology by The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology is a defining volume of essays in which leading international scholars apply an interdisciplinary approach to the long and evolving relationship between English Literature and Theology. The volume first offers a chronological account ofkey moments in the formation of the tradition; goes on to demonstrate literary ways of reading the Bible, theological ways of reading literature, and literary conceptions of theological texts; and finally explores the great themes that have preoccupied the Jewish and Christian traditions. Framingeditorial essays describe the history, the cultural implications, and the methodological issues of this now popular interdisciplinary study, before speculating as to its possible futures in a postmodern, multicultural world.
Call Number: PR145 .H37 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-17
Christian Tradition in English Literature by In a culture where Christianity is not the common religion, this book provides a student resource to understand the tradition of Christianity in English literature. It offers an understanding of Christianity's key concepts, themes, images and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day.
Call Number: PR145 .C38 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-08
After Ezekiel by Ezekiel has long been considered the most difficult of all the prophetic books to understand. The prophet's bizarre visions, extraordinary behaviour, and extravagant imagery have perplexed and fascinated readers for more than 2,500 years. The prophet has had an impact not only on theology and the life of Church and Synagogue, but also on culture, art and architecture. The volume brings together 15 new essays on Ezekiel's impact by leading scholars, and they focus on a range of different parts of the book and periods of reception. Historically they cover the reception of Ezekiel from the New Testament to the present day, and include both Jewish and Christian readings of the book. Methodologically, they offer a wide sample of the different approaches to reception/history of interpretation current in contemporary biblical studies.
Call Number: BS1545.52 .A38 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-02
The Sacred Desert by The Sacred Desert is a reflection on the role of the desertin theology, history, literature, art and film. An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology,history, literature, art and film. Discusses figures as diverse as Jesus, the early ChristianDesert Fathers, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia O?Keeffe,Wim Wenders and Jim Crace. Makes connections across millennia of desert literature. Deepens the reader?s understanding of the desert as areal place, as an interior space, and as a textual site, Concludes with comments on the recent conflicts in Iraq. Written in a readable and engaging style.
Call Number: BV4501.3 .J37 2004
Publication Date: 2004-06-18
Blake and the Bible by The Bible was crucial for William Blake and for his poetic genius, whether as an object of criticism or as an inspiration. This book--the first substantial study of the topic in sixty years--locates Blake within the broad spectrum of Christian biblical interpretation and explores the ways in which Blake engaged with the Bible. Christopher Rowland argues that Blake's approach to the Bible was broadly consistent, even though he underwent something of a religious change in his later years. The author also shows how Blake saw himself as being in the prophetic tradition and also as somehow continuing the work of John of Patmos, author of the Book of Revelation.
Call Number: PR4148.B52 R69 2010
Publication Date: 2011-04-12
The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature by This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence onindividual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblicalthemes and literary theory through the ages. An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on Englishliterature ? as arguably the most powerful work of literaturein history ? from the medieval period through to thetwentieth-century Includes introductory sections to each period giving backgroundinformation about the Bible as a source text in English literature,and placing writers in their historical context Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern,eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernistliterature Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongsidetheir 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's textshifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads andstudies it
Call Number: PR149.B5 B5 2009
Publication Date: 2009-04-27
Biblical Interpretation by A resource book on the interpretation of biblical texts, settling detailed examples within the diverse history of reading the Bible from the New Testament, via the Church Fathers, mediaeval theologians, Reformers and modern interpreters, to postmodernist strategies.
Call Number: BS2350 .B535 2003
Publication Date: 2004-04-23
Words Remembered, Texts Renewed by
Call Number: BS511.2 .W672 1995
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
Revisionings : echoes and traces of Isaiah in the poetry of William Blake / Robert Carroll --Hosea III in the Septuagint version / Takamitsu Muraoka
eBooks from EU Libraries Collections
Religion, Literature and the Imagination by The study of religion and literature continues to go from strength to strength - this collection of essays offers a dynamic, lively and provocative contribution to the field and aims to map out new directions it might take. By returning to foundational questions regarding the relation between words and worlds and the parameters of the sacred, the essays explore different ways of using interdisciplinary resources to open up our understanding of religion and literature. Contributions from some of the leading voices in the field unite to offer an important exploration of the possible worlds that the study of religion and literature imagines.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009-12-07
Paul, Grace and Freedom by The essays in this volume are clustered around two closely related topics: historical and theological contributions to understanding the nature of Christian freedom and agency, and studies which investigate how Paul's thought has been interpreted in diverse settings. All the contributors have been asked to centre their thinking around the following issues: how does the grace of being 'in Christ' transform and restore those who receive it in faith; how far they are, as it were, responsible for that transformation; how far their is identity changed by their union with Christ; and how are they to make ethical decisions, are they to be guided (and goaded?) by the law, or are to be led by the Spirit and called to discern what is right and good in the law?There are four parts to this book. Part I explores grace and human agency by looking at texts both within and outside of the New Testament, highlighting the themes of ethical responsibility and freedom. Part II turns to look at how Pauline themes of grace and the Christian life have been interpreted at various points of Christian history. Part III reflects John Riches' substantial interest in and contribution to African biblical interpretation and includes essays that investigate how Paul is appropriated in African contexts. Part IV reflects John Riches' interest in the mutual engagement between theology and Scripture and includes contributions investigating the theological aspects of the Law and the Spirit, and transformation in Christ in the theology and ethics of P.T. Forsyth. - William Blake and life in the divine body / Christopher Rowland
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
Blake and Kierkegaard by This study applies Kierkegaardian anxiety to Blake's creation myths to explain how Romantic era creation narratives are a reaction to Enlightenment models of personality.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2010-04-26
Christology, Controversy, and Community by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Christology, controversy and apocalypse: New Testament exegesis in the light of the work of William Blake / Christopher Rowland.
The William Blake Archive
The Bible (c.1780-1824)
"The Bible had an enormous influence on Blake's work as both artist and poet. Among his many and complex responses to that text are water color drawings. These range throughout most of Blake's career, beginning with early works such as Abraham and Isaac, datable to c. 1780, and continuing to Moses Placed in the Ark of the Bulrushes of c. 1824. The main group of biblical water colors is a sequence of about 80 works of similar size painted for Thomas Butts between c. 1800 and c. 1806."
Illustrations of the Book of Job (1823-1826)
"Blake's twenty-two engraved Illustrations of the Book of Job are the culmination of his long pictorial engagement with that biblical subject. Blake follows the general outline of the story of Job in the Bible, but also incorporates into his designs many motifs representing his personal interpretation."
"Blake began, probably in the last year of his life, to produce an illustrated manuscript of the King James translation of Genesis. The work was probably commissioned by John Linnell. At Blake's death on 12 August 1827, he had transcribed the text only as far as Genesis 4:15. The incomplete manuscript, consisting of eleven leaves bearing text and designs on rectos only, is now in the Huntington Library and Art Gallery."