Fall 1969 • Vol. XXXI No. 5 Book Reviews |

A Rage for Disorder

Negative Capability: Studies in the New Literature and the Religious Situation by Nathan A. Scott, Jr. Yale University Press, $6.00. For almost two decades Nathan A. Scott, Jr., who holds a professorship in both the divinity school and the department of English at the University of Chicago, has been a vigorous and prolific proponent of the comparatively new study of the relationship between theology and literature. The formalization of this relationship in a graduate program may well set a literary man's teeth on edge if he foresees the invasion of his field by pious and undisciplined non-specialists bent on justifying through literary evidence the ways of God to man—Scott cites a wonderfully ill-tempered response from the beleaguered scholarly establishment by the formidably rhetorical Ernest Sirluck. Hysterical suspicion is uncalled for, however, unless the academic believes that an artistic work is impervious to collateral interpretation from the point of view of, among oth

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