Writing God and the Self
Samuel Beckett and C. S. Lewis
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Samuel Beckett and C. S. Lewis are two names most of us are probably unlikely ever to use in the same sentence. Seeing beyond the obvious differences which set Beckett and Lewis apart, Dr Jebb traces some deep underlying concerns and in doing so invites us to reckon with each in a new way. The result is an illuminating study and a valuable stimulus to further constructive conversation between theology and literature."
Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts
University of St Andrews
"In Writing God and the Self, Sharon Jebb provides a deft critique of the concept of the autonomous self. Drawing upon Samuel Becket, C. S. Lewis, and the history of Christian thought, she offers an alternative vision of the self as a dynamic agent that finds its deepest freedom and fulfillment in its relationship to God. This is a wise and insightful work of Christian scholarship."
Blanchard Professor of English
"A penetrating exploration of the intertwining of God-knowledge and self-knowledge. Highly unusual also-in that Jebb's conversation partners are two literary figures we wouldn't quickly associate. A fascinating and important book."
Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology