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John Updike and religion : the sense of the sacred and the motions of grace

Author: James Yerkes
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©1999.
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"This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the religious vision of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike. In his very first piece of autobiography, first published in 1962 and later titled "The Dogwood Tree: A Boyhood," Updike characterized religion as one of "the three great secret things" in human experience, the others being sex and art. Since then his literary production of more than fifty books in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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John Updike and religion.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, c1999
(OCoLC)607440994
Named Person: John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Yerkes
ISBN: 0802838731 9780802838735
OCLC Number: 42389581
Description: xiii, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / James Yerkes --
Earthworm / John Updike --
Remarks upon receiving the Campion Medal / John Updike --
As good as it gets: the religious consciousness in John Updike's literary vision / James Yerkes --
The obligation to live: duty and desire in John Updike's Self-consciousness / Avis Hewitt --
The pocket nothing else will fill: Updike's domestic God / James A. Schiff --
When earth speaks of heaven: the future of race and faith in Updike's Brazil / Dilvo I. Ristoff --
Updike 2020: fantasy, mythology, and faith in Toward the end of time / David Malone --
An umbrella blowing inside out: paradoxical theology and American culture in the novels of John Updike / Kyle A. Pasewark --
What is goodness? The influence of Updike's Lutheran roots / Darrell Jodock --
Writing as a reader of Karl Barth: what kind of religious writer is John Updike not? / Stephen H. Webb --
The world and the void: creatio ex nihilo and homoeroticism in Updike's Rabbit is rich / Marshall Boswell --
Learning to die: work as religious discipline in Updike's fiction / Wesley A. Kort --
Faith or fiction: Updike and the American renaissance / Charles Berryman --
Giving the Devil his due: leeching and edification of spirit in The scarlet letter and The witches of Eastwick / James Plath --
Guru Industries, Ltd.: red-letter religion in Updike's S. / Judie Newman --
Chaos and society: religion and the idea of civil order in Updike's Memories of the Ford administration / George S. Diamond --
The world as host: John Updike and the cultural affirmation of faith / Donald J. Greiner.
Responsibility: edited by James Yerkes.

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"This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the religious vision of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike. In his very first piece of autobiography, first published in 1962 and later titled "The Dogwood Tree: A Boyhood," Updike characterized religion as one of "the three great secret things" in human experience, the others being sex and art. Since then his literary production of more than fifty books in four main genres - novels, short stories, poetry, and critical essays - has consistently and insightfully explored a wide range of religious issues. The essays collected here evaluate the religious dimension of Updike's prodigious literary vision, looking broadly at Updike's understanding of religion in ordinary human experience, in the context of historic Christianity, and in contemporary American culture."--BOOK JACKET.

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