Literature and Language

Barratt, David, Roger Pooley, and Leland Ryken, eds.  The Discerning Reader: Christian Perspectives on Literature and Theory.  Leicester: Apollos, 1995.

Berry, Wendell. Standing by Words. St. Louis: North Point, 1983.

Brooks, Cleanth.  Community, Religion and Literature.  Columbia:  University of Missouri Press, 1995.  & 810.9975 B79

Buechner, Frederick.  The Clown in the Bellfry: Writings on Faith and Fiction.  San Francisco: Harper, 1992.

Dillard, Annie. Living by Fiction. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982.

______.  The Writing Life.  New York:  Harper, 1989. 

Edwards, Bruce L.  A Rhetoric of Reading: C.S. Lewis’ Defense of Western Literacy.  Provo: BYU Press, 1986.

______.  The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C.S. Lewis as Critic, Reader and Imagination Writer.  Bowling Green: Popular Press, 1988.

Edwards, Bruce L, Thomas Klein and Thomas Wymer.  Searching for Great Ideas: Coversations Between Past and Present.  New York: Harcourt, 1997.

Eliot, Thomas Sterns.  Christianity and Culture:  The Idea of a Christian Society and Notes Towards the Definition of Culture.  New York:  Harcourt, 1968.

Ericson, E. E., Jr., and G. B. Tennyson, eds. Religion and Modern Literature: Essays in Theory and Criticism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975. & 809.933 T25

Ficken, Carl. God's Story and Modern Literature: Reading Fiction in Community. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985.

Gaebelein, Frank E.  The Christian, the Arts and Truth:  Regaining the Vision of Greatness.  Edited by D. Bruce Lockerbie.  Portland:  Multnomah, 1985. 

& 261.57 G11

Gallagher, Susan and Roger Lundin.  Literature Through the Eyes of Faith.  San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1989.  & 261.58 G13

Gerhart, Mary and Anthony C. Yu, eds.  Morphologies of Faith:  Essays in Religion and Culture in Honor of Nathan A. Scott, Jr..  Atlanta:  Scholars Press, 1990. 

& 230 M78

Giardetti, Melora. "Early British Literature: Annotated Syllabus." Curricular paper available through CCCU. 

Gunn, Giles.  The Bible and American Arts and Letters.  Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1983. 

______.  The Interpretation of Otherness:  Literature, Religion, and the American Imagination.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1979. 

Heibert, Paul.  Anthropological Insights for Missionaries.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1985.

Hirsch, E.D.  Aims of Interpretation.  Chicago: University of Chicago, 1976.

______.  Validity in Interpretation.  New Haven: Yale, 1967.  & 801.9 H61

Holmes, Arthur F.  The Idea of a Christian College.  Rev. ed.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1987.  & 377.8 H73

Hugo, Richard.  The Triggering Town:  Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing.  New York:  Norton, 1979. 

Larkin, William J.  Culture and Biblical Hermeneutics.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1988.

L’Engle, Madeleine.  Walking on Water:  Reflections on Faith and Art.  1980.  New York:  Farrar, 1995. 

Lewis, C. S.  The Abolition of Man, or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools.  1947.  New York:  1978.  & 370.1 L58

______. Studies in Words. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974.

& 823.912 L58s  (Library owns the 1967 ed.)

Lingerfelter, Sherwood.  Transforming Culture.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992. 

& 266 L64

­______.  Agents of Transformation.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

Longacre, Robert E.  Grammar of Discourse.  New York: Plenum, 1996.

Lundin, Roger, and Susan Gallagher. Literature through the Eyes of Faith. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

Lundin, Roger. The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

Norris, Christopher.  The Truth About Postmodernism.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.

O'Connor, Flannery. Mystery and Manners. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969.

Phillips, Debra. "Faith and Foreign Language Integration: Where to Begin?" Curricular paper available through CCCU.

Pike, Kenneth L.  Linguistic Concepts.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1982. 

Pike, Kenneth L. and Evelyn G. Pike.  Grammatical Analysis.  Dallas: Summer Institute of Liguistics and University of Texas at Arlington, 1977.

Plimpton, George, ed.  Poets at Work:  The Paris Review Interviews.  New York:  Penguin, 1989. 

Rookmaaker, H.R.  Art Needs No Justification.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity Press, 1978.  & 701 R67

______.  The Creative Gift:  Essays on Art and the Christian Life.  Westchester:  InterVarsity Press, 1978.  & 261.57 R67

______.  Modern Art and the Death of a Culture.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity Press, 1970.  & 709.04 R67

Ryken, Leland.  "The Contours of Christian Criticism in 1987." Christianity and Literature 37 (1987): 23-37. &

______.  Culture in Christian Perspective:  A Door to Understanding and Enjoying the Arts.  Portland:  Multnomah Press, 1986.  Rpt as The Liberated Imagination:  Thinking Christianly about the Arts.  Wheaton:  Harold Shaw, 1989. 

______. The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly about the Arts. Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1989.

______. Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective. Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1991.

______.  “The State of the Arts in the Church:  A Conversation with Charlie Peacock and Dr. Leland Ryken.”  <>  September 25, 1996. 

______.  Triumphs of the Imagination. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1979.

______.  Windows to the World:  Literature in Christian Perspective.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1985. 

Ryken, Leland, ed. The Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature and the Arts. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981. & 246 R98

Ryken, Leland, and Tremper Longman, III, eds. A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993. 

Sayers, Dorothy. The Mind of the Maker. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. & 201 Sa9

Schaeffer, Francis.  Art and the Bible.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity Press, 1973. 

______.  How Should We Live Then?  The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture.  Old Tappan:  Revell, 1976.  & FO 909 Sch1

Schaeffer, Franky.  Addicted to Mediocrity.  Westchester:  Crossway, 1981. 

& 246 Sch1

Scott, Nathan A., Jr.  The Broken Center:  Studies in the Theological Horizon of Modern Literature.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1966.  & 809.93 Sco3b

______.  The New Orpheus:  Essays Toward a Christian Poetic.  New York:  Sheed and Ward, 1964.  & 809.93 Sco3

______.  "On the Teaching of Literature in an Age of Carnival." Literature and Theology 1 (1987): 123-134.

______.  Tragic Vision and the Christian Faith.  New York:  Assocation Press, 1957.

______.  Visions of Presence in Modern American Poetry.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. 

______.  The Wild Prayer of Longing:  Poetry and the Sacred.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1971. 

Scott, Nathan A., Jr., ed.  The Climate of Faith in Modern Literature.  New York:  Seabury Press, 1964.  & 809.93 Sco3c

Silva, Moises.  God, Language, and Scripture: Reading the Bible in the light of General Linguistics.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990.

Sire, James W. How to Read Slowly. Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1989.

& 028.9 Si7

Swidler, Arlene. "Creative Writing: A Theological Lens" [teaching religious concepts through creative writing]. ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies 4 (1992): 18-20.

Tennyson, G.B., ed.  Religion and Modern Literature:  Essays in Theory and Criticism.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1975.  & 809.933 T25

TeSelle, S. F. Literature and the Christian Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.

Timmerman, John, and Donald Hettinga. In the World: Reading and Writing as a Christian. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1987.

Tischler, Nancy. A Voice of Her Own: Women, Literature and Transformation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.

Veith, Gene Edward Jr.  The Gift of Art:  The Place of the Arts in Scripture.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity Press, 1983. 

______.  Postmodern Times:  A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 1994. 

______.  Reading Between the Lines:  A Christian Guide to Literature.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 1990. 

Walhout, Clarence, and Leland Ryken, eds. Contemporary Literary Theory: A Christian Appraisal. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.

Whittle, Donald.  Christianity and the Arts.  Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1966. 

Wilder, Amos N.  The Bible and Literary Critic.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1991. 

______.  Early Christian Rhetoric.  London:  SCM Press, 1964. 

______.  Jesus’ Parables and the War of Myths:  Essays on Imagination in the Scripture.  London:  SPCK, 1982. 

______.  Language of the Gospel:  Early Christian Rhetoric.  New York:  Harper and Row, 1964. 

______.  Modern Poetry and the Christian Tradition:  A Study in the Relation of Christianity to Culture.  New York:  Scribner, 1952. 

______.  The New Voice:  Religion, Literature, Hermeneutics.  New York:  Herder and Herder, 1969. 

______.  The Spiritual Aspects of the New Poetry.  Freeport:  Books for Libraries, 1940.  Rptd. 1968. 

______.  Theology and Modern Literature.  Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 1958.  & 809.93 W64t

______.  Theopoetic:  Theology and the Religious Imagination.  Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1976. 

Wolterstorff, Nicholas.  Art in Action:  Toward a Christian Aesthetic.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1980. 

Zylstra, Henry. Testament of Vision. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961.

& 248 Zy9



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