The Resource A grain of faith : religion in mid-century British literature, Allan Hepburn

A grain of faith : religion in mid-century British literature, Allan Hepburn

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A grain of faith : religion in mid-century British literature
Title
A grain of faith
Title remainder
religion in mid-century British literature
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Allan Hepburn
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Language
eng
Summary
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 religion. Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, and Barbara Pym incorporated miracles, evil, and church-going into their novels, while Louis MacNeice, T.S. Eliot, and C.S. Lewis gave radio broadcasts about the role of Christianity in contemporary society. Certainly the war revived interest in aspects of Christian life: salvation and redemption were on many people's minds. The Ministry of Information used images of bombed churches to stoke patriotic feeling, and King George VI led a series of Days of National Prayer that coincided with crucial events in the Allied cause. After the war and throughout the 1950s, approximately 1.4 million people converted to Roman Catholicism as a way of expressing their spiritual ambitions and solidarity with humanity on a world-wide scale. Eminent intellectuals, such as Paul Tillich, Ronal Niebuhr, Jacques Maritain, and Simone Weil, gave concerted thought to religion and statehood, often at the same time. The mid-century turn to religion offered ways to articulate statehood, not from the usual perspective of nationhood and politics, but from the perspective of moral action and improvement of the lot of humankind. Religion provided one way for writers to answer the question, 'what is man?' It also afforded ways to think about social obligation. Instead of being a retreat into seclusion and solitude, the mid-century turn to religion is a call to responsibility
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Hepburn, Allan
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820.9/382
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no index present
LC call number
PR145
LC item number
.H46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Oxford mid-century studies
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Religion in literature
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A grain of faith : religion in mid-century British literature, Allan Hepburn
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bombed churches -- Saints and miracles : the end of the affair -- Muriel spark and evil -- Rebuilding the church : Barbara Pym's parochialism -- Conclusion
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First edition.
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9780192563644
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(NhCcYBP)40028791562
Label
A grain of faith : religion in mid-century British literature, Allan Hepburn
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1939671
Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bombed churches -- Saints and miracles : the end of the affair -- Muriel spark and evil -- Rebuilding the church : Barbara Pym's parochialism -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192563644
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028791562

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