LINDSBORG, KAN., February 29, 2012—In honor of her new book, Dickens, His Parables, and His Reader, a reception will be held for Bethany College Professor of English Linda Lewis on March 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall. Lewis will also speak about her work in Friday’s Chapel service at 10:30 a.m. in Burnett Center. This is Lewis’ fourth book, in which she contends that of the fifteen novels Dickens published in his lifetime (1812 to 1870), nine of them discuss social and moral issues through Christian parable and allegory. “Dickens’ novels provide banquets of humor and horror, the melodramatic and the macabre, but he also offered his readers hefty servings of morality—much of it based on New Testament texts,” says Lewis.
February 29th, 2012|