Exile And Kingdom

Author: Avihu Zakai
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521420
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Exile And Kingdom from the Author: Avihu Zakai. By tracing the ideological origins of the Puritan migration within the context of the English apocalyptic tradition, Dr Zakai shows how Puritans transformed the premises of that tradition by rejecting the notion of England as God's elect nation and by conferring that title upon the American wilderness.

The Early Modern Cultures Of Neo Latin Drama

Author: Philip Ford
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058679268
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The Early Modern Cultures Of Neo Latin Drama from the Author: Philip Ford. The essays in this collection all illustrate the vitality of Neo-Latin drama in early modern Europe, arising from its productive combination of classical models with deep-rooted vernacular traditions. While the plays were often composed in the context of a school or university setting, the dramatists seldom neglected the need to appeal to a broad audience, including non-Latinists. Yet the use of Latin, and the ambiguity of a plurivocal literary form, allowed the authors of these plays to introduce messages and ideas that could be subversive of the prevailing political and religious authorities. At the same time, humanist colleges and their Jesuit successors were quick to see the educational advantages to be derived from staging plays performed by pupils, which had the advantage of acting as powerful advertisements for the schools. Neo-Latin drama in all its forms offered a freedom of expression and form rare in other Renaissance literary genres. Contributors: J. Pascual Barea, Universidad de Cádiz; J. Bloemendal, Huygens Institute, KNAW, The Hague; E. Borza, Université catholique de Louvain; J. De Landtsheer, KU Leuven–University of Leuven; A. Eyffinger, Huygens Institute, KNAW, The Hague; C. Ferradou, Université de Provence; S. Knight, University of Leicester; J. Loach, Cardiff University; H. B. Norland, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; V. Coroleu Oberparleiter, University of Salzburg; O. Pédeflous, Paris IV and Institut Thiers; C. Ryan, Merton College, Oxford; M. Verweij, Royal Library of Belgium

Spenser And The Discourses Of Reformation England

Author: Richard Mallette
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803231955
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Spenser And The Discourses Of Reformation England from the Author: Richard Mallette. Spenser and the Discourses of Reformation England is a wide-ranging exploration of the relationships among literature, religion, and politics in Renaissance England. Richard Mallette demonstrates how one of the great masterpieces of English literature, Edmund Spenser?s The Faerie Queene, reproduces, criticizes, parodies, and transforms the discourses of England during that remarkable political and literary era. ø According to Mallette, The Faerie Queene not only represents Reformation values but also challenges, questions, and frequently undermines Protestant assumptions. Building upon recent scholarship, particularly new historicism, Protestant poetics, feminism, and gender theory, this ambitious study traces The Faerie Queene?s linkage of religion to political and social realms. Mallette?s study expands traditional theological conceptions of Renaissance England, showing how the poem incorporates and transmutes religious discourses and thereby tests, appraises, and questions their avowals and assurances. The book?s focus on religious discourses leads Mallette to examine how such matters as marriage, gender, the body, revenge, sexuality, and foreign policy were represented?in both traditional and subversive ways?in Spenser?s influential masterpiece. ø A bold and finely argued contribution to our understanding of Spenser, Reformation thought, and Renaissance literature and society, Mallette?s study will add to the ongoing reassessment of England during this important period.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Protestant Reformations

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646929
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The Oxford Handbook Of The Protestant Reformations from the Author: Ulinka Rublack. This is the first Handbook of the Reformations to include global Protestantism, and the most comprehensive Handbook on the development of Protestant practices which has been published so far. The volume brings together international scholars in the fields of theology, intellectual thought, and social and cultural history. Contributions focus on key themes, such as Martin Luther or the Swiss reformations, offering an up-to-date perspective on current scholarly debates, but they also address many new themes at the cutting edge of scholarship, with particularly emphasis on the history of emotions, the history of knowledge, and global history. This new approach opens up fresh perspectives onto important questions: how did Protestant ways of conceiving the divine shape everyday life, ideas of the feminine or masculine, commercial practices, politics, notions of temporality, or violence? The aim of this Handbook is to bring to life the vitality of Reformation ideas. In these ways, the Handbook stresses that the Protestant Reformations in all their variety, and with their important "radical" wings, must be understood as one of the lasting long-term historical transformations which changed Europe and, subsequently, significant parts of the world.

Catholic And Reformed

Author: Anthony Milton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893299
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Catholic And Reformed from the Author: Anthony Milton. Challenging account of religious controversy between Catholic and Protestant before the Civil War.

Clerical Marriage And The English Reformation

Author: Helen L. Parish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351950983
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Clerical Marriage And The English Reformation from the Author: Helen L. Parish. This volume is an examination of the debate over clerical marriage in Reformation polemic, and of its impact on the English clergy in the second half of the sixteenth century. Clerical celibacy was more than an abstract theological concept; it was a central image of mediaeval Catholicism which was shattered by the doctrinal iconoclasm of Protestant reformers. This study sets the debate over clerical marriage within the context of the key debates of the Reformation, offering insights into the nature of the reformers’ attempts to break with the Catholic past, and illustrating the relationship between English polemicists and their continental counterparts. The debate was not without practical consequences, and the author sets this study of polemical arguments alongside an analysis of the response of clergy in several English dioceses to the legalisation of clerical marriage in 1549. Conclusions are based upon the evidence of wills, visitation records, and the proceedings of the ecclesiastical courts. Despite the printed rhetoric, dogmatic certainties were often beyond the reach of the majority, and the author’s conclusions highlight the chasm which could exist between polemical ideal and practical reality during the turmoil of the Reformation.

Beyond Calvin

Author: Graeme Murdock
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137197161
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Beyond Calvin from the Author: Graeme Murdock. An international community of Reformed churches emerged during the sixteenth century. Although attempts were made by Calvinists to reach agreement over key beliefs, and to establish uniformity in patterns of worship and church government, there were continuing divisions over some ideas and differences between local practices of moral discipline and religious life. However, Reformed intellectuals developed common ideas about rights of resistance against tyrants, communities prayed, fasted and donated money to aid brethren in distress, and many Calvinists across the Continent developed a strong sense of collective identity. Beyond Calvin considers the Reformed churches of Europe in an international and comparative context from around 1540 to 1620. Graeme Murdock: - discusses how Calvinism operated as an international movement by looking at links between Reformed churches, communities and states - explains what Reformed churches across the Continent stood for - focuses on how Calvinists sought to purify the practice of Christian religion, and to renew European politics, society and culture - examines both the strengths and limits of the international Reformed community

The Penguin History Of Britain

Author: Susan Brigden
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941545
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The Penguin History Of Britain from the Author: Susan Brigden. No period in British history today retains more resonance and mystery than the sixteenth century. The leading figures of the time have become almost mythical, and the terrors and grandeurs of Tudor Britain have resonance with even the least historically minded readers. Above all Brigden sees the key to the Tudor world as religion - the new world of Protestantism and its battle with the the old world of uniform Catholicism. This great religious rent in the fabric of English society underlies the savage violence and turbulence of the period - from Henry VIII's break with Rome to the overwhelming threat of the Spanish Armada. 'NEW WORLDS, LOST WORLDS' is a startlingly atmospheric tour de force.