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A grain of faith : religion in mid-century British literature

Author: Allan Hepburn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Oxford mid-century studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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During and after the Second World War, religion informed British literature and culture. Leading writers contributed to discussions about faith and spiritual life, inside and outside organized religion. Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, and Barbara Pym incorporated miracles, evil, and church-going into their novels, while Louis MacNeice, T.S. Eliot, and C.S. Lewis gave radio broadcasts about the role of Christianity in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1044553836
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Hepburn
ISBN: 9780191871412 0191871419 9780192563644 0192563645
OCLC Number: 1048938573
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Bombed churches --
Saints and miracles : the end of the affair --
Muriel spark and evil --
Rebuilding the church : Barbara Pym's parochialism --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford mid-century studies.
Responsibility: Allan Hepburn.

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This volume explores how religion influenced the works of mid-century writers and how authors used Christian ideas for social and political ends in the 1940s and 1950s.  Read more...

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