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If God meant to interfere : American literature and the rise of the Christian right

Author: Christopher Douglas
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Proposes to solve the question of how contemporary American literature has registered--or has failed to register--what is one of the most important cultural paradigm shifts of the postwar period, the astonishing expansion and empowerment of fundamentalist and conservative evangelical and Christianity in the United States"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Douglas
ISBN: 9781501702112 1501702114
OCLC Number: 927381695
Description: viii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: fiction in the God gap --
Multicultural entanglements. Multiculturalism, secularization, resurgence --
The poisonwood Bible's multicultural graft --
Christian multiculturalism in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead --
Recapitulation and religious indifference in The plot against America --
Postmodern entanglements. Thomas Pynchon's prophecy --
Science and religion in Carl Sagan's Contact --
Evolution and theodicy in Blood meridian --
The postmodern gospel according to Dan --
Conclustion: politics, literature, method.
Responsibility: Christopher Douglas.

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The rise of the Christian Right took many writers and literary critics by surprise, trained as we were to think that religions waned as societies became modern. In If God Meant to Interfere,  Read more...

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