The Mutilating God : Authorship and Authority in the Narrative of Conversion
This theoretically sophisticated yet highly readable study presents a genealogy of the uses of conversion narratives in linking individual identity to various forms of social authority. In The Mutilating God, Gerald Peters shows how these narratives have been used in different ways to negotiate between private motivation and social authority in the production of an identity.
University of Massachusetts Press
Narration, Rhetoric, Conversion, Psychology, Identity in Literature, Authority in Literature
Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | History | Psychology | Rhetoric and Composition
Peters, Gerald. The Mutilating God: Authorship and Authority in the Narrative of Conversion. University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.