The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination 1860–1920

Jennifer Stevens

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ISBN: 9781846314704

Publication: July 14, 2010

Series: English Association Monographs 3

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform (www. oapen. org). Fictional reconstructions of the Gospels continue to find a place in contemporary literature and in the popular imagination. Present day writers of New Testament fiction and drama are usually considered as part of a tradition formed by mid-to-late-twentieth-century authors such as Robert Graves, Nikos Kazantzakis and Anthony Burgess. This book looks back further to the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, when the templates of the majority of today’s Gospel fictions and dramas were set down. In doing so, it examines the extent to which significant works of biblical scholarship both influenced and inspired literary works. Focusing on writers such as Oscar Wilde, George Moore and Marie Corelli, this timely new addition to the English Association Monographs series will be essential reading for scholars working at the intersection of literature and theology.

Dr Jennifer Stevens teaches at The Godolphin And Latymer School, London and is a Founding Fellow of the English Association.

Contents Acknowledgements Author’s Note Introduction 1 The Victorians and the Bible 2 Nineteenth-Century Lives of Jesus 3 The Rise of the Fictional Jesus 4 The Fifth Gospel of Oscar Wilde 5 The Afterlife of Oscar Wilde’s Oral Tales 6 A Peculiar Protestant: The Gospels According to George Moore 7 George Moore’s Life of Jesus Conclusion Bibliography Index

It is refreshing to see attention being paid to the highly neglected and most interesting novelist George Moore. Stevens writes clearly and is most informative in this highly recommended study.
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Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

312 Pages

ISBN: 9781846314704

Publication: July 14, 2010

Series: English Association Monographs 3

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