MARILYNNE ROBINSON’S GILEAD SEQUENCE: LITERATURE AND THE TRANSLATION OF RELIGIOUS TRADITION

Esther Harsh
This thesis explores the precarious survival of religious tradition in the modern world through reinvention between generations. It concentrates on novels that deal with religious crisis and conflict, with particular reference to the work of Marilynne Robinson, an American novelist and essayist born 1943, working within the Christian tradition while still reaching a wide audience on both sides of the Atlantic. It argues that once the transmission of theology becomes problematic, it is in the...
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