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Agonistic Misotheism I: Faith, Doubt, and Zora Neale Hurston’s Resistance to God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Contrasting Swinburne’s carefree misotheistic candor, Zora Neal Hurston remained cryptic about her conflicted relationship with God. Partly because she was black and female, readers tend to overlook ... More


Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Gary T. Marx

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Queen Elizabeth (1503-1633) did not want “to make windows into men’s hearts and secret thoughts.” Yet as ruler she needed information about her subjects. Today’s surveillance society brings the same ... More


“The Blade Already Crying in My Flesh”: Zora Neale Hurston's Blues Narratives

Adah Cussow

in Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310978
eISBN:
9780226311005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311005.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter applies the theory of intimate blues violence to a fresh reading of Zora Neale Hurston and Big Sweet and Tea Cake. It also describes Their Eyes Were Watching God and Mules and Men. ... More


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