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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion,9780199672806

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/29/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Andrew Hiscock, Professor of English Literature, School of English Literature, Bangor University, Wales,Helen Wilcox, Professor of English Literature, School of English Literature, Bangor University, Wales

Andrew Hiscock is Professor of English Literature at Bangor University. He has published widely on English and French early modern literature. He is a Trustee of the Modern Humanities Research Association and a Fellow of the English Association. He is English literature editor of the journal MLR, series editor of The Yearbook of English Studies and series co-editor of Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. He is a former AHRC research fellow and is a Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Renaissance, the Neo-Classical Age and the Enlightement at Montpellier 3 University. His most recent monograph is entitled Reading Memory in Early Modern Literature.

Helen Wilcox is Professor of English Literature at Bangor University. She has published extensively on early modern English literature, particularly devotional poetry, women's writing, Shakespeare, early autobiography, and the relationships between literature and religion, music, and the visual arts. Her publications include Her Own Life: Autobiographical Writings by Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen (Routledge, 1989), the acclaimed annotated edition of The English Poems of George Herbert (Cambridge, 2007) and 1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). She has been a visiting professor in Singapore, Spain, and the USA., and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the English Association, and the Learned Society of Wales.

Table of Contents

Part One. The Religious History of Early Modern Britain: Forms, Practices, Beliefs
1. The Pre-Reformation Landscape, Stephen Kelly
2. The Henrician Reform, David Bagchi
3. Religious Change in the Mid-Tudor Period, John N. King
4. The Elizabethan Church of England and the origins of Anglicanism, Torrance Kirby
5. Early Stuart Controversy: Church, State and the Sacred, Charles W. A. Prior
6. Religion in times of War and Republic, 1642-1660, Jacqueline Eales
7. Religion and the Government of the Later Stuarts, Grant Tapsell
Part Two. Literary Genres for the Expression of Faith
8. Translation, Rachel Willie
9. Prayer and Prophecy, Erica Longfellow
10. Lyric Poetry, Elizabeth Clarke and Simon Jackson
11. Drama, Adrian Streete
12. Sermons, Jeanne Shami
13. Autobiographical Writings, Kate Hodgkin
14. Satire and Polemic, Anne Lake Prescott
15. Neo-Latin Writings and Religion, Jan Bloemendal
Part Three. Religion and the Early Modern Writer
16. 'What England has to offer': Erasmus, Colet, More and their Circle, Andrew Hiscock
17. John Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Tragedies of Tyrants, Mike Pincombe and Gavin Schwarz-Leeper
18. Edmund Spenser, Elizabeth Heale
19. Christopher Marlowe and Religion, Lisa Hopkins
20. Philip Sidney and Mary Sidney Herbert: Piety and Poetry, Nandra Perry and Robert E. Stillman
21. John Donne, Hugh Adlington
22. Lucy Hutchinson, Robert Wilche
23. John Milton, Catherine Gimelli Martin
Part Four. Interpretative Communities
24. Lay Households, Suzanne Trill
25. Female Religious Houses, Nicky Hallett
26. Sectarian Groups, Johanna Harris
27. Quakers, Catie Gill
28. Exiles at Home, Alison Searle
29. Exiles Abroad, Jaime Goodrich
30. The Jewish Diaspora, Jeffrey Shoulson
31. Islamic Communities, Bernadette Andrea
32. Settlers in New Worlds, Christopher Hodgkins
Part Five. Early Modern Religious Life: Debates and Issues
33. The Bible, Hannibal Hamlin
34. Authority, Religion and the State, Timothy Rosendale
35. 'Finding the genuine light of nature': Religion and Science, Bronwen Price
36. Body and Soul, Margaret J. M. Ezell
37. Sacred and Secular Love: 'I will lament, and love', Helen Wilcox
38. The Art and Craft of Dying, Peter Carlson
39. Sin, Judgment and Eternity, P.G. Stanwood
Resources: A Beginner's Guide, Jesse David Sharpe
List of Abbreviations

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