Religion & Spirituality + Books (Experimental Publishing, Literary Fiction, Philosophy, and Theology)

Joy Williams: Writing is rehearsal for death. And death is God—it is inseparable from God. It is the one great certain thing. But we don’t ever say, I believe in death. To quote Rilke: “Could we exist without the dead?” 

James Wood, The Book against God (New York: Picador, 2004), and Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief (New York: Random House, 2000). Click to read more.

Ron Hansen, A Stay against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction. New York: Perennial, 2002.

Rick Moody and Darcey Steinke. Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited. Boston: Little, Brown, 1997.

Karmen MacKendrick, Failing Desire. State University of New York Press, 2018. See especially Chapter Four, “Uncovering: The Failure to See.”

C. Michael Curtis, God: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.