Have the Literary Arts Become Too Secularized?

Last week, Gregory Wolfe -- the founder and editor of Image and author of Beauty Will Save the World -- wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal in which he pushed back against the claims of some -- e.g., Ruth Franklin, Paul Elie -- that secularization has grown triumphant in literature in recent years. He writes: In short, the myth of secularism triumphant in the literary arts is just that—a myth. Yet making lists of counterexamples does not get at a deeper matter. It has to do with the way th … [Read more...]