The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #52: Theological Dramatics

General Introduction
–  What’s wrong with the blog?
  Our shame in the face of The Pietist Schoolman
  The perils of Internet celebrity
  Working on our Night Cheese

The History of the Book
–  Should you buy it?
–  What Nathan argues
–  How it got published

Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
–  Nested and side narratives
–  Who’s responsible for the Fall?
–  Feminism under the radar
–  Lanyer’s (lack of) influence

The Sequel to Paradise Lost
–  The Temple of Doom?
–  A series of stern lectures
–  Milton vs. Nicene Trinitarian Orthodoxy
–  The creeds and the Scriptures

Theological Dramatics
–  A quick correction
–  The believing writer and the dramatic text
–  The writer within the Body of Christ

Other Sources
–  “The Dream of the Rood”
–  Active martyrdom
–  The lessons of “The Pearl”
–  The heretical Christ stories of recent centuries
–  Taking stock of Dante

The Theologian and the Literary Critic
–  Where do they intersect?
–  The riddle of Stanley Fish
–  Theological implications of literary criticism
–  Can this work outside of New Historicism?
–  The critical mirror


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dante. The Divine Comedy. Trans. Dorothy L. Sayers. New York: Penguin, 1950. 3 volumes.

“The Dream of the Rood.” The First Poems in English. Ed. Michael Alexander. New York: Penguin, 2008.

Fish, Stanley. How Milton Works. Cambridge: Belknap, 2003.

—. Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1999.

—. Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1998.

Gilmour, Nathan. Theological Dramatics: Two Christological Case Studies. Lambert, 2011.

Lanyer, Aemelia. The Poems of Aemelia Lanyer: Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum. New York: Oxford UP, 1993.

Lewis, C.S. The Great Divorce. New York: Harper, 2009.

Mailer, Norman. The Gospel According to the Son: A Novel. New York: Random House, 1999.

Marsden, George. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. New York: Oxford UP, 1998.

Milton, John. Paradise Regained. Seattle: CreateSpace, 2009.

Pullman, Philip. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.  Edinburgh: Canongate, 2011.

Saramago, José. The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. New York: Mariner, 1994.

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