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This spouse explores the Bible's position and impact on person writers, while tracing the most important advancements of Biblical subject matters and literary thought in the course of the a long time. An bold assessment of the Bible's influence on English literature – as arguably the main strong paintings of literature in background – from the medieval interval via to the twentieth-century.

Includes introductory sections to every interval giving heritage information regarding the Bible as a resource textual content in English literature, and putting writers of their old context.

Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literature.

Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers along their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's textual content shifts and adjustments within the writing of every writer who reads and stories it.

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