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Crisis of faith

Author: Robert C Evans
Publisher: Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, 2013.
Series: Critical insights.
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"Exploration of theodicy, internal doubt and conflict, and secularism and other difficulties of faith when a belief system is seemingly compromised. Rooted religiously in the texts of the Old and New Testament, the term crisis of faith is a common phrase that evokes intense spiritual strife and doubt, the eternal struggle between good and evil. Since that time, the term has become a pervasive theme of literature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Evans
ISBN: 9781429838252 1429838256
OCLC Number: 828682639
Description: xxviii, 262 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Critical contexts. Crises of faith: an overview of critical commentary / Jonathan D. Wright and Jeff Moody --
In memoriam A.H.H. as baptism: crises of faith and renewal through poetic tides / Elizabeth D. Woodworth --
The crisis of faith theme in works by Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance / Robert C. Evans --
Close reading and the crisis of faith in Elie Wiesel's Night / Robert C. Evans and Stephen Paul Bray --
Critical readings. Job's crisis of faith: frustration and revelation / H. David Brumble III --
John Donne's crisis of faith: the holy sonnets / Richard Harp --
"His dying hour was gloom": crises of faith in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" / Robert Klevay --
Huckleberry Finn and the spiritual crisis of its time / Lawrence I. Berkove --
"Delivered from the womb of his purposeless splendor": Jay Gatsby and the hope of spiritual salvation in The great Gatsby / Joseph Csicsila --
Ernest Hemingway's books of common prayer / Kirk Curnutt --
Crises of faith in the poetry of Wilfred Owen / Robert C. Evans --
Original sin, crises of faith, and the possibility of redemption in All the king's men / Steve D. Ealy --
Crises of faith in the short fiction of Flannery O'Connor / Robert C. Evans and Christina M. Garner.
Series Title: Critical insights.
Responsibility: editor, Robert C. Evans.

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"Exploration of theodicy, internal doubt and conflict, and secularism and other difficulties of faith when a belief system is seemingly compromised. Rooted religiously in the texts of the Old and New Testament, the term crisis of faith is a common phrase that evokes intense spiritual strife and doubt, the eternal struggle between good and evil. Since that time, the term has become a pervasive theme of literature, manifesting itself within and embodying a broad range of human affairs and secular ideals, from the moral ambiguities of patriotism and war to mankind's critical questioning of meaning and purpose in an increasingly modern world. Edited by Robert C. Evans, Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the perennial theme. For readers who are studying it for the first time, a four essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the theme can then move on to other essays that explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches. Works discussed include Book of Job, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, and All the King's Men, as well as the works of Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, Emily Dickinson, and Wilfred Owen. Among the contributors are Jonathan Wright, Elizabeth Woodworth, Robert Klevay, and Lawrence Berkove. Rounding out the volume are a list of literary works not mentioned in the book that concern the theme as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this timeless theme in greater depth."--Publisher's website.

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