Christianity and Literature in Tension 

Due to maintenance on Andover Hall, conference participants should enter the building from the Francis Avenue side. The Divinity Quad entrance will not be accessible.


An International Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL) 

Explorations of the problem of God have not been confined to theology and philosophy alone but have also been investigated in literary works. Numerous writers in the Western tradition, especially since the dawn of the Enlightenment period, have produced works of art that reveal religious tensions. Unlike philosophers and theologians, however, literary authors have often written about concrete problems literary characters experience with God. What’s more, literary works self-consciously wrestle with language in a way that can uniquely illuminate limits and generate possibilities for theological language. Countless writers from Goethe to Auden and from Dickinson to C. S. Lewis have investigated problems with the Christian God, doctrine, and practices. To this day, religious struggles have proven to be quite productive in literature.

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The Problem with God