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A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Allan Hepburn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

During and after the Second World War, religion informed British literature and culture. Leading writers contributed to discussions about faith and spiritual life, inside and outside organized ... More


‘A Yes without a No’: Philosophical Reason and the Ethics of Conversion in Coetzee’s Fiction

Derek Attridge

in Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198805281
eISBN:
9780191852381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805281.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Derek Attridge’s chapter takes Coetzee’s short story, ‘The Old Woman and the Cats’ (2013), as the starting point for an exploration of the divergence between rational accounts of the good, and the ... More


Introduction

Allan Hepburn

in A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the 1940s and 1950s, Britain was relatively uniform in terms of race and religion. The majority of Britons adhered to the Church of England, although Anglo-Catholic leanings—the last gasp of the ... More


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