Christopher Rowland

  • This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages.An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on English literature as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history from the medieval period through to the twentieth-centuryIncludes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in their historical contextDraws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literatureIncludes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongside their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's text shifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads and studies it

  • This ground-breaking commentary on The Revelation to John (the Apocalypse) reveals its far-reaching influence on society and culture, and its impact on the church through the ages.
    Explores the far-reaching influence of the Apocalypse on society and culture.
    Shows the book's impact on the Christian church through the ages.
    Looks at interpretations of the Apocalypse by theologians, ranging from Augustine to late twentieth century liberation theologians.
    Considers the book's effects on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries, and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil war radicals, Turner, Blake, Handel, and Franz Schmidt.
    Provides access to material not readily available elsewhere.
    Will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines, as well as to general readers.
    More information about this series is available from the Blackwell Bible Commentaries website at

  • This volume, which fills a gap in the current literature, will be essential reading for third-year undergraduates and above in Biblical studies.