Sherry, Patrick J. (2000) Novels of redemption. Literature and Theology, 14 (3). pp. 249-260.Full text not available from this repository.
Novels of redemption are ones which attempt to convey how God's redemptive purposes may work through human lives, e.g. Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment or Mauriac's The Knot of Vipers. The central themes of such novels are those of evil (i.e that from which people are redeemed) and grace. The latter is shown as working in different ways, sometimes through a sudden crisis and illumination, sometimes through slow change and growth. Two recurrent characters are the priest and the saint, who are depicted as channels of grace and mediators of redemption.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Literature and Theology|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2008 11:29|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:19|
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