The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics and the Stage in the Dutch Republic

Hardcover | January 2, 2016

byFreya Sierhuis

not yet rated|write a review
The Literature of the Arminian Controversy highlights the importance of the Arminian Controversy (1609-1619) for the understanding of the literary and intellectual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Taking into account a wide array of sources, ranging from theological and juridical treatises, topamphlets, plays and and libel poetry, it offers not only a deeper contextualisation of some of the most canonical works of the period, such as the works of Dirck Volckertz. Coornhert, Hugo Grotius and Joost van den Vondel, but also invites the reader to rethink the way we view the relation betweenliterature and theology in early modern culture. The book argues how the controversy over divine predestination acted as a catalyst for literary and cultural change, tracing the impact of disputed ideas on grace and will, religious toleration and the rights of the civil magistrate in satirical literature, poetry and plays. Conversely, it reads thetheological and political works as literature, by examining the rhetoric and tropes of religious controversy. Analysing the way in which literature shapes the political and religious imaginary, it allows us to look beyond the history of doctrine, or the history of political rights, to include theemotive and imaginative power of such narrative, myth and metaphor.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$126.00

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The Literature of the Arminian Controversy highlights the importance of the Arminian Controversy (1609-1619) for the understanding of the literary and intellectual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Taking into account a wide array of sources, ranging from theological and juridical treatises, topamphlets, plays and and libel poetry, it o...

Freya Sierhuis was trained at the University of Amsterdam and the University Cambridge and obtained her PhD at the European University Institute in Florence. She held an Exzellenzinitiative Fellowship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich, and currently works at the University of York. She specializes in literary culture and int...

other books by Freya Sierhuis

Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:January 2, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198749732

ISBN - 13:9780198749738

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics and the Stage in the Dutch Republic

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Church at the Crossroads. The Reformed in the Dutch Republic2. Poets, Playwrights, and Pamphleteers during the Arminian Controversy3. Poets on the Offensive: Coster's Academy and the Staging of Iphigenia4. The Spectre of Civil War. Literary Reactions to the Death of Oldenbarnevelt5. Victim Tragedy and Vengeance. Vondel's Palamedes6. The Academy and the Arminian Controversy in the first years of Frederik Henrdrik's StadtholderateConclusionBibliography