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Introduction

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199242405
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602405 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242402.003.0001
 Introduction

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Highlights the critical approach taken in ‘graceful reading’, in revising our understanding of Bunyan’s Calvinist theology and in pursuing a reader-response approach to his writings, especially in relation to Stanley Fish’s work. The study also identifies similarities between postmodernist fictive strategies, as discussed by Brian McHale and Bunyan’s narrative style.

Keywords: Bunyan; Calvinist; Stanley Fish; Graceful reading; Brian McHale; narrative; reader-response; theology

Chapter.  6536 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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