Alan Jacobs

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Alan Jacobs (born c. 1957) is a professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois and author of several books. His scholarly interests include modern British and Commonwealth literature, hermeneutics, literary theory and the history of criticism, Christian theology and literature, and philosophic literature.

Jacobs graduated from Banks High School in 1975 and the University of Alabama in 1980. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, where he was a DuPont Fellow. In 1991 he spent the summer teaching at a seminary in Nigeria.

His 2005 biography The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis received Christianity Today's 2006 Book Award and the John Pollock Award for Christian Biography from Samford University.

Publications

  • Jacobs, Alan (1998) What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden’s Poetry. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press
  • Jacobs, Alan (2001) A Theology of Reading: The Hermeneutics of Love. Boulder, Colorade: Westview Press.
  • Jacobs, Alan (2001) A Visit to Vanity Fair and other Moral Essays. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press.
  • Jacobs, Alan and Kenneth R. Chase, eds. (2003) Must Christianity be Violent? Reflections on History, Practice, and Theology. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press.
  • Jacobs, Alan (2004) Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans.
  • Jacobs, Alan (2005) The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis. San Francisco: Harper.
  • Jacobs, Alan (forthcoming) Bad to the Bone: A Cultural History of Original Sin. San Francisco: Harper.
  • Jacobs, Alan (forthcoming) Life Genres: Persons in Narrative Theology. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans.

References

  • Garrison, Greg (October 13, 2006) "Jacobs wins Samford award for biography on C.S. Lewis." Birmingham News.

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