Richard A. Rosengarten

Associate Professor of Religion and Literature and Director of MA Studies; also in the College

 

 

MA, PhD (University of Chicago)

Richard Rosengarten works in religion and literature, where he pursues interests in genres of narrative (especially the novel), in hermeneutics, literary theory, and aesthetics, and in the development of religious thought through the "long" eighteenth century. His book Henry Fielding and the Narration of Providence: Divine Design and the Incursions of Evil locates Fielding's novels in the contexts of the debates about poetic justice in the drama, and the deism controversy's discussions of natural religion toward the claim that the eighteenth-century English novel engages broader theological questions about the security of classic notions of providential intervention in a post-Newtonian universe. He is completing a book on Roman Catholicism between the Vatican Councils under the title Styles of Catholicism: Flannery O'Connor, Frida Kahlo, Simone Weil, and plans to undertake a study of satire as a mode of apophatic language from Rabelais to Swift.

Select work: 

"The Recalcitrant Distensio of Ricoeur's Time and Narrative." (PDF) Literature and Theology, June 2013

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Areas of study: 

Current and Upcoming Courses

Divinity School

30400 Introduction to the Study of Religion

History of Religions

48802 Autobiography

Ministry and Religious Leadership

42800 Senior Ministry Thesis Seminar

Religion and Literature

41400 History of Criticism: 16th -19th Centuries
46700 Styles of Catholicism: Kahlo, O’Connor, Weil
48802 Autobiography
51400 The Narration of America in Literature and Film

Religions in America

51400 The Narration of America in Literature and Film