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The Resource Religion in The handmaid's tale : a brief guide, Colette Tennant

Religion in The handmaid's tale : a brief guide, Colette Tennant

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Religion in The handmaid's tale : a brief guide
Title
Religion in The handmaid's tale
Title remainder
a brief guide
Statement of responsibility
Colette Tennant
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale captivates readers with its disturbingly prescient vision of the future and haunting insights into the world as we know it. Religion--especially elements of the Christian faith--pervades every inch of the world as Atwood imagines it. Gilead's leaders use perverse forms of Christianity to sustain their authority and privilege, making understanding religion an integral part of understanding Gilead. In the face of the inextricable role of religion in the novel, readers are left to puzzle out religious references and allusions on their own. From the significance of names to twisted uses of religion to the origins of the Ceremony, this book answers all the questions you might have about religion in this prophetic novel. For anyone who's ever googled a biblical precedent or religious phrase after encountering Atwood's dystopia, this essential guide explains it all and gives readers a fascinating look into the novel and its world. Read it and understand The Handmaid's Tale like never before
Cataloging source
YDX
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Tennant, Colette
Dewey number
813.54
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Religion in literature
Label
Religion in The handmaid's tale : a brief guide, Colette Tennant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Religious Significance of People and Place Names; Biblical Allusions; Religion Gone Awry; Gender and Politics; The Handmaid's Tale on TV; Acknowledgments; Index
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
ix, 130 pages
Isbn
9781506456300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1087107455
  • (OCoLC)1087107455
Label
Religion in The handmaid's tale : a brief guide, Colette Tennant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Religious Significance of People and Place Names; Biblical Allusions; Religion Gone Awry; Gender and Politics; The Handmaid's Tale on TV; Acknowledgments; Index
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
ix, 130 pages
Isbn
9781506456300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1087107455
  • (OCoLC)1087107455

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