Religion and Literature
Understanding the ways religion is apprehended in secular culture through literature, the arts and media



It is easy to broach in mixed companies what is called "the subject of religion..." Literature, poetry, science, are the homage of man to this unfathomed secret, concerning which no sane man can affect an indifference or incuriosity.   --Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his essay "Nature," from Essays: Second Series, 1844.


An Introduction to the Discipline of Religion and Literature

Book Titles in Religion, Literature and Culture (Updated 12/28/2006)

Academic Commentaries

These are commentaries written and submitted by professors, graduate students and even undergraduates in the field of Religion and Literature, Theology and Literature, Theology and the Arts, Theology and Culture, and English/American Literature.  You can contribute! Simply post your request in the Academic Discussion forum, email me, and I'll post your essay!

New Commentary posted 15 December, 2006   

"Sterne and Literary Inheritance" by Kathryn LaFevers Evans 

Academic Journals and Societies

Online Resources

Academic Discussion Forum (New!) 

This week's question:  What are your thoughts about the place of liberal intellectual thought in our society? Is liberal intellectual thought in dark times?

 Religion, Art and Culture in the Media (New!)