Honors Program

Honors in English

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Mark Holland

Thesis Professor Department

Literature and Language

Thesis Reader(s)

Joel Ryman, Judith Slagle


This thesis discusses an explication of the key criticisms Mark Twain levies against modern day Christians, the Church, and God. While some scholarly sources are employed, the main comparison of Twain’s Letters from the Earth comes from the book he most often references in Letters: the Bible. This work also examines a few select points of his later life in the context of his writing.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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