Why read literature?
Why write about literature?
Why read or write about literature from a Christian perspective?
Why does literature matter?
These are questions lurking behind a lot of my teaching and reading and writing and thinking.
Apparently I’m not alone. The members of the Christianity and Literature listserve are thinking about them too. A recent listserve discussion revolved around books and articles that offer the best extended engagements with these questions. So if you too are interested in these questions, here’s a reading list to get you started…