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The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination, 1860–1920

Jennifer Stevens


Fictional reconstructions of the Gospels continue to find a place in contemporary literature and the popular imagination. Present-day writers of New Testament-based fiction are considered to be part of a tradition formed in the mid-to-late twentieth century, yet the foundations were laid earlier still by writers such as Oscar Wilde, George Moore and Marie Corelli, who, in turn, drew influence from other works of biblical scholarship. This book paints a picture of the relationship between nineteenth-century biblical scholarship and literary works that raises questions for scholars working at th ... More

Keywords: fictional reconstructions, Gospels, Oscar Wilde, George Moore, Marie Corelli, biblical scholarship, contemporary literature, popular imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314704
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316159


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Stevens, author