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Author Douglas, Christopher, 1968- author

Title If God meant to interfere : American literature and the rise of the Christian right / Christopher Douglas
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
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Contents Multiculturalism, secularization, resurgence -- The poisonwood Bible's multicultural graft -- Christian multiculturalism in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead -- Recapitulation and religious indifference in The plot against America -- Thomas Pynchon's prophecy -- Science and religion in Carl Sagan's Contact -- Evolution and theodicy in Blood meridian -- The postmodern gospel according to Dan
Summary "Proposes to solve the question of how contemporary American literature has registered--or has failed to register--what is one of the most important cultural paradigm shifts of the postwar period, the astonishing expansion and empowerment of fundamentalist and conservative evangelical and Christianity in the United States"-- Author's university Web page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Christian conservatism -- United States -- History.
Christianity and literature -- United States -- History.
Christianity in literature.
Evangelicalism in literature.
Fundamentalism in literature.
Religious right -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501703536 (electronic bk.)
9781501703539 (electronic bk.)