Women and the Word

Contemporary Women Novelists and the Bible

  • Jeannette King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  4. Jeannette King
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-207

About this book


Women and the Word examines why, in today's secular society, so many of the finest British and American women novelists seem preoccupied with Biblical themes and stories. It offers informed and challenging analysis of individual novels and stories for the literary critic and student. By analysing those texts in the context of myth and religion, however, it also makes an important and ground-breaking contribution to a number of the inter-disciplinary debates taking place within women's studies.


Christianity novel women

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeannette King
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of AberdeenUK

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