Literature Through the Eyes of Faith
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About "Literature Through the Eyes of Faith"
< p align="left"> This comprehensive study, cosponsored by the Christian College Coalition, addresses questions faced by students in introductory literature courses. It examines literature as a form of human action and argues that the reading and writing of literary works provide vital ways for men and women to act as responsible agents in God's world.< /p> < p align="left"> Building upon the doctrine of Creation, the authors show how the reading of literature helps us to be more effective interpreters of the stories and images we encounter daily. They demonstrate that great works of literature open up a realm of beauty and truth and help us gain an understanding of ourselves, God, and the world.< /p>
Meet the Authors
Susan Vanzanten Gallagher is Professor of English and Director of University Scholars at Seattle Pacific University. She writes and teaches on African literature, 19th-century American literature, and the relationship of faith and learning.
Roger Lundin (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) is Blanchard Professor of English at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. He is the author of many books and articles including Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority; Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief; The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World; Believing Again : doubt and faith in a secular age and The Promise of Hermeneutics (with Anthony Thiselton and Clarence Walhout). He has also edited several issues of Religion and Literature and books including Disciplining Hermeneutics: Interpretation in Christian Perspective. He is a 1999 Christianity Today Book Award Winner.