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The Resource Christian fantasy: from 1200 to the present

Christian fantasy: from 1200 to the present

Label
Christian fantasy: from 1200 to the present
Title
Christian fantasy: from 1200 to the present
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first account of invented stories of the Christian supernatural, of fantasies that depict imagined forms of heaven or hell, angel or devil, world and creator; it considers their growth and changes from the time of Dante to the present day. Relatively infrequent, such works nevertheless for centuries represented some of the highest aspirations of art. Works considered here include the French Queste del Saint Graal, Dante's Commedia, the Middle English Pearl, the first book of Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, Milton's Paradise Lost, Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, Swedenborg's Heaven and Hell and poems by Blake; and, from the post-Romantic and increasingly less 'Christian' period, the fantasies of George MacDonald, Charles Kingsley, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis and many others. In the development of these works, a primary issue is found to be the fantasy-making imagination itself, at first seen as a potential obstacle to plain Christian purpose, but more recently given freer rein in the new aim of demonstrating God's existence in a more secular world. The picture that emerges is of a literary mode which becomes more fictive and indirect in its presentation of Christian vision
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manlove, C. N.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian literature, English
  • Fantastic literature, English
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Fantastic literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Fantasy in literature
Label
Christian fantasy: from 1200 to the present
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The French Queste del Saint Graal -- Dante : The Commedia -- The Middle English Pearl -- Spenser : The Fairie Queen, Book I -- Marlowe : Dr. Faustus -- The Metaphysical Poets -- Milton : Paradise Lost -- Bunyan : The Pilgrim's Progress -- Swedenborg : Heaven and Hell -- Blake : 'The Little Black Boy' and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell -- Modern Christian Fantasy -- George MacDonald's Fairy Tales -- Charles Kingsley : The Water-Babies -- Twentieth-Century Christian Fantasy -- Charles Williams -- C.S. Lewis
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 356 pages
Isbn
9780268007904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Christian fantasy: from 1200 to the present
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The French Queste del Saint Graal -- Dante : The Commedia -- The Middle English Pearl -- Spenser : The Fairie Queen, Book I -- Marlowe : Dr. Faustus -- The Metaphysical Poets -- Milton : Paradise Lost -- Bunyan : The Pilgrim's Progress -- Swedenborg : Heaven and Hell -- Blake : 'The Little Black Boy' and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell -- Modern Christian Fantasy -- George MacDonald's Fairy Tales -- Charles Kingsley : The Water-Babies -- Twentieth-Century Christian Fantasy -- Charles Williams -- C.S. Lewis
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 356 pages
Isbn
9780268007904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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