Towards a Christian Literary Theory

  • Authors
  • LukeĀ Ferretter

Part of the Cross-Currents in Religion and Culture book series (CCRC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Luke Ferretter
    Pages 1-5
  3. Luke Ferretter
    Pages 6-36
  4. Luke Ferretter
    Pages 37-82
  5. Luke Ferretter
    Pages 83-99
  6. Luke Ferretter
    Pages 100-139
  7. Luke Ferretter
    Pages 140-182
  8. Luke Ferretter
    Pages 183-190
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-221

About this book


Most modern literary theory is explicitly anti-theological. This book states the case for a contemporary literary theory whose principles derive from Christian theology. Ferretter argues that it remains rationally and ethically legitimate to use theological language in literary theory despite the objections to such a theory posed by deconstruction, Marxism and psychoanalysis. He concludes with an assessment of how such a theory can be formulated and used in contemporary cultural analysis.


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