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The comedy of redemption : Christian faith and comic vision in four American novelists

Author: Ralph C Wood
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©1988.
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Balancing theology with literary criticism, this work explores the comic vision in the works of four American novelists, Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, John Updike and Peter De Vries.

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Wood, Ralph C.
Comedy of redemption.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)573359579
Named Person: Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor; Peter De Vries; John Updike; Karl Barth; Karl Barth; Peter De Vries; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy; John Updike; Karl Barth; Walker Percy; John Updike; Flannery O'Connor; Peter De Vries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph C Wood
ISBN: 0268007675 9780268007676 0268007861 9780268007867
OCLC Number: 17548416
Description: xiii, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Reinhold Niebuhr and the tragic vision --
Comic vision and the Christian faith --
Karl Barth as a theologian of the divine comedy --
Barth's evangelical theology of culture --
Flannery O'Connor as a satirist of the negative way --
Flannery O'Connor as a comedian of positive grace --
Walker Percy as catholic existentialist --
Percy as the satirist satirized : The moviegoer --
John Updike as an ironist of the spiritual life --
The strange moral process of Harry ("Rabbit") Angstrom --
Peter De Vries as a humorist of backslidden unbelief --
The comedy of unconditional election and irresistible grace --
Conclusion : how comic vision serves the church and the world.
Responsibility: Ralph C. Wood.

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