Shadow & Light:
Literature and the Life of Faith, 3rd Edition

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*** Available Spring 2013 ***

Darryl Tippens, Jeanne Murray Walker, and Stephen Weathers, editors

ISBN 978-0-89112-070-4

480 ppg

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The third edition of this classic anthology features updated poetry and essays and drops the drama section, making the new volume both more relevant and more affordable- and a perfect book for readers seeking spiritual enrichment.

Now in this third edition, Shadow & Light continues to stand apart because of what it offers readers: rich, inspiring, and challenging excerpts from great literature, spanning centuries and cultures, all exploring the texture of faith and spirituality. Unlike comparable titles that draw on explicitly Christian works, this important anthology mines spiritual moments in so-called religious and secular texts alike, introducing readers to a broader spectrum of literature and inviting them to expand the capacity of their souls.

A perennial favorite among professors, students, and general readers seeking wisdom and illumination, this revised edition of Shadow & Light features several key changes. Most substantially, the editors have deleted the full-length plays, responding to reader comments that they'd prefer to supplement the text with full-length dramas of their choice. This omission has made the anthology more affordable, allowing readers to spend the balance on outside plays as desired. The editors have further updated the poetry section and expanded the essay section to include timely works on environmental issues.

The third volume continues to include works from Langston Hughes, Flannery O'Connor, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Horton Foote, Li-Young Lee, Annie Dillard, Emily Dickinson, and many more.


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About The Authors

Darryl Tippens has been a scholar, instructor, and professor for over thirty years. He has served as provost of Pepperdine University since 2001 and has published articles on Shakespeare, Milton, and the Bible as literature. His most recent book is Pilgrim Heart: The Way of Jesus in Everyday Life (Leafwood, 2006).

Stephen Weathers is associate professor of English at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. He currently teaches a broad range of courses in American, British, and World literatures. His creative writing has appeared in a number of literary journals including the Concho River Review, Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion, and American Short Fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker has written seven collections of poetry, including A Deed To the Light (University of Illinois Press, 2004) and New Tracks, Night Falling (Eerdmans, 2009). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, The Chicago Tribune, Christian Century, The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, Image, and Best American Poetry.