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This volume contains the academic writings of Thomas Langford during his career as a professor and dean at Texas Tech University. 


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Thomas A. Langford

Quaker Avenue
Church of Christ

Lubbock, Texas

Thomas earned the doctorate in English literature at Texas Christian University and taught at Texas Tech University. He had a thirty-year career with Texas Tech, as Professor of English and eventually Dean of the Graduate School. He also served thirty years as an elder in the Quaker Avenue Church of Christ. Thomas has been happily married for fifty-one years to the former Nellie Jo Cunningham of Dexter, New Mexico.


Table of Contents


1.  Christians in Higher Education

2.  Some Thoughts on Teaching

3.  Art and Faith

4.  Literacy and Belief

5.  Science and Faith: A Growing Convergence

6.  The Bible, Literature and Popular Prejudice

7.  The Moral Impact of Literature

8.  N. L. Clark and Early Christian Colleges

9.  John Ruskin and the Doctrine of Imperfection

10.  Johnson’s Rasselas, “Vanity of Human Wishes”
       and “Ecclesiastes”

11.  Milton on Ministry

12.  John Milton, Alexander Campbell and the
       American Restoration Movement

13.  Milton’s Early Poetry:
       The Confirmation of a Teacher

14.  “That one talent which is death to hide”:
        The Poet as Teacher

15.  The Temptations in Paradise Regained

16.  The Nature of the Christ in Paradise Regained

17.  Prophetic Imagination and the Unity of Jane Eyre

18.  Cordelia and the Rhetoric of Righteousness in King Lear

19.  Tennyson’s “‘The Hesperides’ and Milton”

20.  “Throw off the mask”:
        Browning’s Religious Poems

21.  The Problems of Comedy
       Illustrated by a “Problem Comedy”

22.  Rhythmic Patterns in the King James Version
      of the Bible

23.  The Secunda Pastorum:
       Episodic Digression or Unified Drama?

24.  Conscience of a Quaker: A Study of John Woolman

25.  Culture and Curriculum:  
       What Really Happened at Stanford?




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