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Author Stevens, Jennifer, 1957-

Title The historical Jesus and the literary imagination, 1860-1920 / Jennifer Stevens.

Imprint Liverpool : Liverpool University Press : English Association, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
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Series English Association studies ; 3
English Association studies ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-303) and index.
Contents The Victorians and the Bible -- Nineteenth-century lives of Jesus -- The rise of the fictional Jesus -- The fifth gospel of Oscar Wilde -- The afterlife of Oscar Wilde's oral tales -- A peculiar Protestant : the gospels according to George Moore -- George Moore's life of Jesus.
Summary 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.
Language English.
Note Print version record.
Subject Jesus Christ -- In literature.
Bible -- In literature.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christus
Christianity in literature.
Christianisme dans la littérature.
Literature and literary studies.
Christianity in literature
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Other Form: Print version: Stevens, Jennifer, 1957- Historical Jesus and the literary imagination, 1860-1920. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press : English Association, 2010 9781846316159 (OCoLC)506252026
ISBN 9781789624205 (electronic bk.)
9781846316159 (electronic bk.)
1846316154 (electronic bk.)
9781846314704 (hbk.)
1846314704 (hbk.)
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AU@ 000058146107
AU@ 000060584999
AU@ 000066519151
GBVCP 1008656534
GBVCP 865736723
NZ1 14936089
AU@ 000060583176

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