Dickens And The Bible

Author: Jennifer Gribble
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000289664
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At a time when biblical authority was under challenge from the Higher Criticism and evolutionary science, ‘what providence meant’ was the most keenly contested of questions. This book takes up the controversial subject of Dickens and religion, and offers a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary area of religion and literature. In a close study of major novels, it argues that networks of biblical allusion reveal the Judeo-Christian grand narrative as key to his development as a writer, and as the ontological ground on which he stands to appeal to ‘the conscience of a Christian people’. Engaging the biblical narrative in dialogue with other contemporary narratives that concern themselves with origins, destinations, and hermeneutic decipherments, the inimitable Dickens affirms the Bible’s still-active role in popular culture. The providential thinking of two twentieth-century theorists, Bakhtin and Ricoeur, sheds light on an exploration of Dickens’s narrative theology.
Dickens and the Broken Scripture
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Janet L. Larson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-01 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

In Dickens and the Broken Scripture, Janet Larson examines the paradoxical role of the Bible in Dickens' novels, from such early works as Oliver Twist and Dombey and Son, in which the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer were drawn upon for the most part as stable sources of
Dickens and the Bible
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Jennifer Gribble
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-11 - Publisher: Routledge

At a time when biblical authority was under challenge from the Higher Criticism and evolutionary science, ‘what providence meant’ was the most keenly contested of questions. This book takes up the controversial subject of Dickens and religion, and offers a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary area of religion and literature.
The Dickens Christian Reader
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: Charles Dickens
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Ams PressInc

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Pages: 128
Authors: Charles Dickens
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-11-09 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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