Book Christianity and the Detective Story

Download or read Christianity and the Detective Story PDF, written by Anya Morlan and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-11 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christianity and the Detective Story is the first book to gather together academic criticism on this particular connection between religion and popular culture. The articles cover the origin of this relationship in the works of G. K. Chesterton, examine its development through the “Golden Age” of mystery writers such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and include discussions of recent and contemporary television crime dramas. The volume makes a strong case for viewing mystery writing as a valid means of providing both entertainment and religious insight.

Book Race and Religion in the Postcolonial British Detective Story

Download or read Race and Religion in the Postcolonial British Detective Story PDF, written by Julie H. Kim and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2005-07-01 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1929, Ronald Knox, a prominent member of the English Detection Club, included in his tongue-in-cheek Ten Commandments for Detective Novelists the rule that "No Chinaman must figure in the story." In 1983, Ruth Rendell published Speaker of Mandarin, reflecting not only a change in British detective fiction but also a dramatic change in the British cultural landscape. Like much of the rest of British popular culture, the detective novel became more and more ethnically diverse and populated by characters with increasingly varied religious backgrounds. Ten essays examine the changing nature of British detective fiction, focusing on the shifting view of "otherness" of such authors as Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George, Peter Ackroyd, Caroline Graham, Christopher Brookmyer, Denise Mina and John Mortimer. Unlike their American counterparts, British detective writers have been until recently, overwhelmingly white, and the essays here explore how these authors delve into ethnic diversity within a historically homogeneous culture. Religion has also played an important role in the genre, ranging from the moral certainty of the early part of the 20th century to the skepticism and hostility that is part of contemporary fiction. How this transition was made and how it reflects the changing nature of British culture are detailed here.

Book Synod of Sleuths

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  • Author : Jon L. Breen
  • Publisher : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 161 pages

Download or read Synod of Sleuths PDF, written by Jon L. Breen and published by Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection of original essays, several prominent writers and critics of the genre examine the interface of theology and detection. Edward D. Hoch discusses Roman Catholic sleuths; James Yaffe discusses Jews in detective fiction; Marvin Lachman discusses the use of religious cults as mystery story backgrounds; co-editor Breen writes of Protestant religious mysteries and on Mormonism in the mystery; and four authors of mysteries about religious detectives--William X. Kienzle, Ellis Peters, Harry Kemelman, and Sister Carol Anne O'Marie--respond to a series of questions about their work.

Book Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction

Download or read Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction PDF, written by M. Cook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-10-12 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The locked room mystery is one of the iconic creations of popular fiction. Michael Cook's critical study reveals how this archetypal form of the puzzle story has had a significant effect in shaping the immensely popular genre of detective fiction. The book includes analysis of texts from Poe to the present day.

Book The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama

Download or read The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama PDF, written by Caroline Blyth and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-24 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible has always enjoyed notoriety within the genres of crime fiction and drama; numerous authors have explicitly drawn on biblical traditions as thematic foci to explore social anxieties about violence, religion, and the search for justice and truth. The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama brings together a multi-disciplinary scholarship from the fields of biblical interpretation, literary criticism, criminology, and studies in film and television to discuss international texts and media spanning the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The volume concludes with an afterword by crime writer and academic, Liam McIvanney. These essays explore both explicit and implicit engagements between biblical texts and crime narratives, analysing the multiple layers of meaning that such engagements can produce – cross-referencing Sherlock Holmes with the murder mystery in the Book of Tobit, observing biblical violence through the eyes of Christian fundamentalists in Henning Mankell's Before the Frost, catching the thread of homily in the serial murders of Se7en, or analysing biblical sexual violence in light of television crime procedurals. The contributors also raise intriguing questions about the significance of the Bible as a religious and cultural text – its association with the culturally pervasive themes of violence, (im)morality, and redemption, and its relevance as a symbol of the (often fraught) location that religion occupies within contemporary secular culture.

Book How Jesus Became Christian

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  • Author : Barrie Wilson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-11-10
  • ISBN : 1780222068
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read How Jesus Became Christian PDF, written by Barrie Wilson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-10 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How the early Christians rewrote history, turning a Jewish teacher and messiah into a 'Christian' man-deity, bringing eternal life to all who believe We often forget the undeniable fact that Jesus was Jewish. He lived and died a Jew, teaching the religion of his forbears and living by the Torah. After his death there was a 'Jesus movement' led by Jesus' brother James in Jerusalem and a 'Christ movement' led by Paul (who never met Jesus) in the Diaspora. The Christ movement deliberately sought to replace and destroy the Jesus movement. The battles of the Jewish community against the Romans, and the chaos after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in AD 70, helped Paul and his party to seduce Jesus' followers away from the strictures of Judaism. Having killed off the historical Jesus, the new Christians turned the religion away from a traditional emphasis on behaviour into the most successful personality cult in recorded history.

Book Detecting Detection

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  • Author : Peter Baker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-06-14
  • ISBN : 1441128123
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read Detecting Detection PDF, written by Peter Baker and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2012-06-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We indulge our fascination with detection in many ways, only some of which occur in the detective story. In fact, modern fiction regularly uses elements of a detective narrative to tell another story altogether, to engage characters, narrators, and readers with questions of identity, with examinations of moral and ethical reasoning, with critiques of social and political injustices, and with the metaphysics of meaning itself. Detective plots cross cultural and national boundaries and occur in different ways and different genres. Taken together, they suggest important contemporary understandings of who and what we are, how and what we aspire to become. Detecting Detection gathers writing from the UK, North and South America, Europe, and Asia to draw together instances of the detective plot in contemporary fiction. It is unique not only in addressing the theme-a recurring one in modern literature-but in tracking the interest in detectives and detection across international borders.

Book Murder Most Fair

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  • Author : Michael Cohen
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780838638514
  • Pages : 220 pages

Download or read Murder Most Fair PDF, written by Michael Cohen and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The treatment of formal features is historical."--Jacket.

Book The Mystery to a Solution

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  • Author : John T. Irwin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780801854668
  • Pages : 516 pages

Download or read The Mystery to a Solution PDF, written by John T. Irwin and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Irwin mirrors the aesthetic impact of the genre by creating in his study the dynamics of a detective story--the uncovering of mysteries, the accumulation of evidence, the tracing of clues, and the final solution that ties it all together.

Book The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown

Download or read The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown PDF, written by G. K. Chesterton and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-04-26 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twelve of the popular Father Brown mysteries appear in this copiously annotated edition. Includes "The Blue Cross," "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo," and more.

Book The Origins of the American Detective Story

Download or read The Origins of the American Detective Story PDF, written by LeRoy Lad Panek and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-01-24 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edgar Allan Poe essentially invented the detective story in 1841 with Murders in the Rue Morgue. In the years that followed, however, detective fiction in America saw no significant progress as a literary genre. Much to the dismay of moral crusaders like Anthony Comstock, dime novels and other sensationalist publications satisfied the public’s hunger for a yarn. Things changed as the century waned, and eventually the detective was reborn as a figure of American literature. In part these changes were due to a combination of social conditions, including the rise and decline of the police as an institution; the parallel development of private detectives; the birth of the crusading newspaper reporter; and the beginnings of forensic science. Influential, too, was the new role model offered by a wildly popular British import named Sherlock Holmes. Focusing on the late 19th century and early 20th, this volume covers the formative years of American detective fiction. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Book Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction

Download or read Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction PDF, written by Mitzi M. Brunsdale and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-27 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the late 1960s, the novels of Sjöwall and Wahlöö’s Martin Beck detective series, along with the works of Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser and Stieg Larsson, have sparked an explosion of Nordic crime fiction—grim police procedurals treating urgent sociopolitical issues affecting the contemporary world. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and television adaptations. This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English–speaking readers. Caught between the demands of conscience and societal strictures, the detectives in these stories—like the heroes of Norse mythology—know that they and their world must perish, but fight on regardless of cost. At a time of bleak eventualities, Nordic crime fiction interprets the bitter end as a celebration of the indomitable human spirit.

Book Q and the History of Early Christianity

Download or read Q and the History of Early Christianity PDF, written by Christopher M. Tuckett and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2004-07-09 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Q and the History of Early Christianity presents a wide-ranging examination of the key issues in Q studies. After seeking to establish the existence of Q, Christopher Tuckett proceeds to analyze the characteristic features of the Q material. He explores not only what we can learn about the possible 'theology' of Q, but also what we can learn about the social situation of the Christians who valued and preserved this material. Tuckett provides discussions of John the Baptist in Q, the eschatology and Christology of Q, the nature of the polemic in Q. An attempt is made to determine how far Q is a 'wisdom' text; and how far Q reflects 'cynic' iceas.

Book Fatal Fascinations

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  • Author : Suzanne Bray
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-07-18
  • ISBN : 1443864102
  • Pages : 225 pages

Download or read Fatal Fascinations PDF, written by Suzanne Bray and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-07-18 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is crime? What constitutes violence? What is it permissible to talk about or describe in cultural depictions of crime and violence? What is the impact of portraying crime and violence on an audience? How are crime and violence presented to make them culturally acceptable for educational or entertainment purposes? This book examines representations of violence and crime both historically and in relation to contemporary culture across a wide range of media, including fiction, film, art, biography, and journalism, to interrogate the issues raised. While some articles here analyze the ethics invoked by different representative frameworks, the danger that violence will be treated as spectacle, and the implications of using violence as a polemical device to shift public sentiment, others address the relationship between coercive power, crime and violence that is not necessarily primarily physical, and the political or ideological contexts in which narratives of good and evil are constructed and crime defined.

Book Contemporary Fiction and Christianity

Download or read Contemporary Fiction and Christianity PDF, written by Andrew Tate and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: >

Book Christian Fiction

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  • Author : John Mort
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9781563088711
  • Pages : 356 pages

Download or read Christian Fiction PDF, written by John Mort and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2002 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At last--the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles,including a chapter on YA literature, and provides detailed annotations and bibliographies.

Book Christianity and the Detective Story

Download or read Christianity and the Detective Story PDF, written by Anya Morlan and published by Cambridge Scholars Pub. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christianity and the Detective Story is the first book to gather together academic criticism on this particular connection between religion and popular culture. The articles cover the origin of this relationship in the works of G. K. Chesterton, examine its development through the "Golden Age" of mystery writers such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and include discussions of recent and contemporary television crime dramas. The volume makes a strong case for viewing mystery writing as a valid means of providing both entertainment and religious insight.