The area of literature and theology is a growing interdisciplinary field of study. From 1982 onwards, David Jasper has played a crucial role in establishing this field as an academic discipline. Most importantly, this field is not the exclusive precinct of academics; for Jasper, it informs the life of spirituality in the world at large. His new book is an important contribution to this relatively newly evolving interdisciplinary area of study. The book is highly recommended to anyone working in theology and/or literary studies. It is thoroughly researched and at the same time goes beyond the confines of academic research: it engages in a spiritual exercise that is increasingly hard to encounter, being about theology while at the same time performing what it means to think and live spiritually. It is at...

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