Rethinking the Turn to Religion in Early Modern English Literature: The Poetics of All Believers

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byGregory Kneidel

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Offering new readings of major eary modern English poets such as Spenser, Milton and Donne, Kneidel counters the trend among literary critics to associate early modern religion with Pauline inwardness and self-formation by showing how these writers took Saint Paul as a model of rhetorical skill and political acumen.

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Offering new readings of major eary modern English poets such as Spenser, Milton and Donne, Kneidel counters the trend among literary critics to associate early modern religion with Pauline inwardness and self-formation by showing how these writers took Saint Paul as a model of rhetorical skill and political acumen.

GREGORY KNEIDEL is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. He has published numerous articles in journals including Renaissance Topologies, English Literary Renaissance, Christianity and Literature, Studies in English Literature and Modern Philology, and contributions to The Milton Encyclopedia, The Age o...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:203 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Rethinking the Turn to Religion in Early Modern England
The Poetics of All Believers--or, Was Saint Paul Eloquent in Early Modern England?
Spenser and Messianism
Daniel and Edification
Donne and Conversion
Herbert and Conveyancing
Milton and Economy
Milton and Delay
Index