Study Guide

Gilead Allusions

By Marilynne Robinson

Allusions

Biblical References

  • Abraham (1.2.7)
  • Isaac (1.2.7)
  • Augustine (1.2.26)
  • John Calvin (1.2.26)
  • Mary Magdalene (1.2.56)
  • John the Baptist (1.2.59)
  • Hagar and Ishmael (1.8.9)

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Ludwig Feuerbach (1.2.34)
  • Diary of a Country Priest (1.3.6)
  • John Locke (1.3.16)
  • John Milton (1.3.16)
  • Karl Barth (1.7.137)
  • John Donne (1.7.137)
  • John Calvin (1.7.137)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1.15.118)

Historical References

  • Nathaniel Lyon (1.2.59)
  • Isaac Watts (1.7.105)

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