Theology and Literature in the Age of Johnson: Resisting Secularism

Edited by Melvyn NewGerard Reedy, S.J.

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Hardback • 2012 • $90.00
ISBN: 978-1611494006

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Theology and Literature in the Age of Johnson: Resisting Secularism contains seventeen essays exploring the complex relationships between literary intentions and theological concerns of authors writing in the second half of the eighteenth century. The diversity of literary forms and subjects, from Fielding and Richardson to Burke and Wollstonecraft, is matched by a diversity of approaches and theologies. To argue that the age “resisted secularism” is by no means to argue that resistance was blindly doctrinal or rigidly uniform. The many ways secularism could be resisted is the subject of the collection.

About the Editors
Melvyn New is professor emeritus at the University of Florida.
Gerard Reedy, S.J., is university professor at Fordham University in New York.