Church without the church : desert orthodoxy in Flannery O'Connor's "dear old dirty Southland" / M. K. Shaddix.
- Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2015.
xvi, 297 pages ; 24 cm.
- O'Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation.
O'Connor, Flannery -- Religion.
Catholic Church -- In literature.
American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Christianity and literature -- Southern States.
- Monsters, monoliths, and Middle Georgia: Flannery O'Connor and the "Dear Old Dirty Southland"
"One Jesus [is] just as bad as another": Orthodoxy as ecumenical blasphemy in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor
"Just as it is or nothing": Flannery O'Connor's ugly Jesus
"Lest ye be born again": heretical baptism in "The River" and The Violent Bear it Away
"Imagin[ing] a vain thing": the undeniable body in "The Enduring Chill," "The Comforts of Home," and "Why do the Heathen Rage?"
Second coming: Flannery O'Connor in the post-south and Europe.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-287) and index.
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