By Christopher Douglas

The upward push of the Christian correct took many writers and literary critics without notice, educated as we have been to imagine that religions waned as societies grew to become smooth. In If God intended to Interfere, Christopher Douglas exhibits that American writers struggled to appreciate and reply to this new social and political strength. Religiously inflected literature because the Seventies needs to be understood within the context of this unexpected resurgence of conservative Christianity, he argues, a resurgence that realigned the literary and cultural fields.

Among the writers Douglas considers are Marilynne Robinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, N. Scott Momaday, Gloria Anzaldúa, Philip Roth, Carl Sagan, and Dan Brown. Their fictions engaged quite a lot of subject matters: non secular conspiracies, religion and beauty, slavery and imperialism, evolution and extraterrestrial touch, trade histories and ancestral spiritualities. yet this is often purely a part of the tale. Liberal-leaning literary writers responding to the resurgence have been occasionally careworn via the Christian Right's unusual entanglement with the modern paradigms of multiculturalism and postmodernism ―leading to complicated emergent phenomena that Douglas phrases "Christian multiculturalism" and “Christian postmodernism.” eventually, If God intended to Interfere indicates the worth of hearing our literature for its occasionally subterranean cognizance to the non secular and social upheavals happening round it.

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