Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England by Reid BarbourLiterature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England by Reid Barbour

Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England

byReid Barbour

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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Reid Barbour's study takes a fresh look at English Protestant culture in the reign of Charles I (1625 1649). In the decades leading into the civil war and the execution of their monarch, English writers explored the experience of a Protestant life of holiness, in terms of heroic endeavors, worship, the social order, and the cosmos. This broad ranging study offers an extensive reappraisal of crucial seventeenth-century themes, and will be of interest to historians as well as literary scholars of the period.
Title:Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521809479

ISBN - 13:9780521809474

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Table of Contents

Introduction: spirit and circumstances in Caroline Protestantism; 1. The church heroic: Charles, Laud, and Little Gidding; 2. Great Tew and the skeptical hero; 3. Between liturgy and dreams: the church fanciful; 4. Respecting persons; 5. Decorum and redemption in the theater of the person; 6. Nature (I): Post-Baconian Mysteries; 7. Nature (II): Church and Cosmos; Conclusion: Rome, Massachusetts, and the Caroline Protestant imagination.

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"...one certainly derives from this book a powerful sense of the complexity and diversity of English religious culture of the 1620s to 1640s, and Barbour's rich accumulation of examples does ultimately convince." Sixteenth Century Journal