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Between Form and Faith: Graham Greene and the Catholic Novel

Martyn Sampson

Abstract

What is a “Catholic” novel? How does it relate to the intersection between literary theory and theology? What forms of dialogue can religious and secular critics enjoy? And what role can Graham Greene play in the discussion? This book analyses the fiction of Greene in a radically new manner by considering in depth its form and content, which rests on the oppositions between secularism and religion, Sampson challenges these distinctions by arguing that Greene has a dramatic contribution to add to their methodological premises, and, especially, the imaginative and interpretative statuses of lite ... More

Keywords: Catholic novel, deconstruction, dogma, religion, and belief, Graham Greene, imagination, literary theory, novelistic form, theological aesthetics, Hans Urs von Balthasar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823294664
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823294664.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martyn Sampson, author