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Fiona Darroch

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Literature and Theology, a quarterly peer-review journal, provides a critical non-confessional forum for both textual analysis and theoretical speculation, encouraging explorations of how religion is embedded in culture …

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The Literature and Theology Annual Lecture

The Literature and Theology Annual Lecture

Literature and Theology supports an annual lecture series that aims to provide inspiration and revelation of what ‘literature and theology’ has been, and continues to be as an area of scholarly practice.

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Previous Lectures


Embodying the Artistic Spirit and the Prophetic Arts by Willie James Jennings


Retrieving a Theological Sense of Being Human by David Jasper

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Special Issues of Literature and Theology

Children’s Literature and Theology in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Guest edited by Elizabeth Anderson and Kirstie Blair

This special issue of the journal examines the growing engagement of children’s literature scholars with the subject of religion and theology. The issue contains articles on the works of authors including:

  • Ursula Le Guin
  • Philip Pullman
  • J. K. Rowling

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Re-Imagining Human

Guest edited by Hedwig Schwall and Bart Philipsen

This special issue of the journal presents a selection of papers from the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture. The issue contains articles on:

  • Kafka and Levinas on human suffering
  • Angels in the work of Iris Murdoch and Karl Ove Knausgård
  • The poetics of praise in Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Duino Elegies

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Thinking with God: Cognition, Religion, and Literature

Guest edited by Paul Cefalu and Julia Reinhard Lupton

This special issue examines the intermingling of religion, cognition, and literature. The issue features six articles on subjects including:

  • Paul Tillich
  • The Apocalypses of Paul and Peter
  • The Winter’s Tale
  • Christina Rosetti’s Time Flies

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Special Issues

Literature and Theology regularly produces Special Issues on different subjects within the scope of the journal.

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