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The Poisonwood Bible’s Multicultural Graft

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible (1998)—a novel deeply critical of the resurgence and deeply informed by American multiculturalism. The book is a significant exception ... More


Contemporary Developments: Hersey’s The Call, Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible, Grisham’s The Testament, and LaHaye’s “Left Behind” Novels

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on late-twentieth-century developments and illustrates the advance of a totally new kind of evangelical fiction stimulated by the Left Behind series. Although the genre of this ... More


Conclusion

Sarah E. Ruble

in The Gospel of Freedom & Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835814
eISBN:
9781469601601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837429_ruble.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This conclusion examines Barbara Kingsolver's work, The Poisonwood Bible, which echoed a common sentiment in late twentieth-century missionary conversations: people abroad have suffered from ... More


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