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Colette Tennant

Colette Tennant received her PhD in English from Ohio State University. She is the author of Reading the Gothic in Margaret Atwood’s First Seven Novels and the poetry books Commotion of Wings and Eden and After. She is an English professor at Corban University, where she teaches literature and creative writing.

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From the significance of names to twisted uses of religion to the origins of the Ceremony, Religion​ in The Handmaid's Tale answers all the questions you might have about religion in Atwood's prophetic novel. For anyone who's ever googled a biblical precedent or religious phrase after encountering Atwood's dystopia, this essential guide explains it all and gives readers a fascinating look into the novel and its world. Read it and understand The Handmaid's Tale like never before.

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September 3, 2019

From the significance of names to twisted uses of religion to the origins of the Ceremony, Religion​ in The Handmaid's Tale answers all the questions you might have about religion in Atwood's prophetic novel. For anyone who's ever googled a biblical precedent or religious phrase after encountering Atwood's dystopia, this essential guide explains it all and gives readers a fascinating look into the novel and its world. Read it and understand The Handmaid's Tale like never before.