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This better half explores the Bible's function and effect on person writers, while tracing the main advancements of Biblical topics and literary conception throughout the a while. An bold evaluation of the Bible's impression on English literature – as arguably the main strong paintings of literature in historical past – from the medieval interval via to the twentieth-century.
Includes introductory sections to every interval giving historical past information regarding the Bible as a resource textual content in English literature, and putting writers of their historic context.
Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literature.
Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers along their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's textual content shifts and adjustments within the writing of every writer who reads and reports it.
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