Christianity | Critical Essay by James M. Kee

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Christianity.
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Critical Essay by James M. Kee

SOURCE: “‘Postmodern’ Thinking and the Status of the Religious,” in Religion & Literature, Vol. 22, Nos. 2 & 3, Summer-Autumn, 1990, pp. 47-61.

In the following excerpt, Kee examines how postmodern critics address the historical traditions that bear witness to the mystery of the divine-human relationship.

For many literary critics interested in the relationship between religion and literature, the theoretical developments of the last twenty-five years have appeared threatening. So-called “postmodern” critics have challenged the historical criticism which sought to establish the continuity of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature with Christian humanism and, indeed, with the Western Christian tradition conceived as a whole.1 They have offered philosophical and political critiques of new-critical formalism, which found analogies between the paradoxes of literary language and those of religious language. Styles of criticism that were rooted...

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