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Exploring Christian Literature in the Contemporary and Secular University

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Aers, D; Pfau, T
Published in: Christianity and Literature
September 1, 2021

Both of us teach in the Duke English Department and hold secondary appointments in the Duke Divinity School. In this essay, we reflect on impediments to teaching Christian literature in contemporary English departments, in particu-lar the naturalistic, anti-metaphysical dogma pervading humanistic inquiry, yet also the widespread theological illiteracy among today’s undergraduates and graduates. Still, students usually embrace focused ethical and theological inquiry, as well as the attention to textual and hermeneutic issues called for by much Christian literature across the centuries. We conclude by outlining options for a more productive future alignment of literary and theological inquiry and pedagogy.

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Christianity and Literature

EISSN

2056-5666

ISSN

0148-3331

Publication Date

September 1, 2021

Volume

70

Issue

3

Start / End Page

263 / 275
 

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Aers, D., & Pfau, T. (2021). Exploring Christian Literature in the Contemporary and Secular University. Christianity and Literature, 70(3), 263–275.
Aers, D., and T. Pfau. “Exploring Christian Literature in the Contemporary and Secular University.” Christianity and Literature 70, no. 3 (September 1, 2021): 263–75.
Aers D, Pfau T. Exploring Christian Literature in the Contemporary and Secular University. Christianity and Literature. 2021 Sep 1;70(3):263–75.
Aers, D., and T. Pfau. “Exploring Christian Literature in the Contemporary and Secular University.” Christianity and Literature, vol. 70, no. 3, Sept. 2021, pp. 263–75.
Aers D, Pfau T. Exploring Christian Literature in the Contemporary and Secular University. Christianity and Literature. 2021 Sep 1;70(3):263–275.
Journal cover image

Published In

Christianity and Literature

EISSN

2056-5666

ISSN

0148-3331

Publication Date

September 1, 2021

Volume

70

Issue

3

Start / End Page

263 / 275