The Golden Bowl, Atheology, and Nothing

  title={The Golden Bowl, Atheology, and Nothing},
  author={Gregory A Erickson},
The novel as a form is deeply integrated into Western theological traditions. Its roots can be located in Christian predecessors such as A Pilgrim’s Progress (1672) or Augustine’s Confessions; the author’s God-like control over the text has resulted in such theocritical terms as providential plot or omniscient narrator; and more than any previous literary form the novel represented an example of a directed teleology progressing to a promised end. As modernist artists and thinkers questioned the… CONTINUE READING