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Contemporary fiction and Christianity

Author: Andrew Tate
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2008.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How does contemporary fiction engage with the claims and ideas of Christian theology? Can 'secular fictions' accommodate transcendent experiences or encounters with the divine? Does belief continue to influence the shape of fiction in any meaningful way? This study argues against the idea that the 'postmodern condition' of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century culture has undermined the close and creative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Tate, Andrew, 1971-
Contemporary fiction and Christianity.
London ; New York, Continuum, 2008
(OCoLC)608574373
Named Person: Jesus Christus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Tate
ISBN: 9780826489074 0826489079
OCLC Number: 154691756
Description: 161 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: re-enchanted fiction --
This other Christ : Jesus in contemporary fiction --
John Updike's holy heresy : between grace and "the Devil's motley" --
Miracles and the mundane : signs, wonders, and the novel --
Little wonder : John Irving's modern miracles --
"How clear is your vision of heaven?" : Douglas Coupland at the end of the world --
Conclusion: miraculous realism.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: Andrew Tate.
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