Breaking the Fall

Religious Readings of Contemporary Fiction

  • Robert Detweiler

Part of the Studies in Literature and Religion book series (SLR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Robert Detweiler
    Pages 1-29
  3. Robert Detweiler
    Pages 30-66
  4. Robert Detweiler
    Pages 67-90
  5. Robert Detweiler
    Pages 91-121
  6. Robert Detweiler
    Pages 122-158
  7. Robert Detweiler
    Pages 159-191
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 192-198

About this book


An attempt to extend the notion of reading and the concept of a religiously reading community. Professor Detweiler is convinced of the importance of entertaining the energetic discussion of contemporary literary theory in the present debates in religious studies.


concept fiction literary theory play present religious studies sacred text

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Detweiler
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-09993-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-09991-7
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