The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England

Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England by Reid Barbour
Buy this eBook
US$ 37.00 US$ 33.50
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Reid Barbour's 2002 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, looking at it in terms of heroic endeavours, worship, the social order, and the cosmos. Barbour examines sermons and theological treatises to argue that Caroline religious culture comprises a rich and extensive stocktaking of the conditions in which Protestantism was celebrated, undercut, and experienced. Barbour argues that this stocktaking was also carried out in unusual and sometimes quite secular contexts; in the masques, plays and poetry of the era as well as in scientific works and diaries. This broad-ranging study offers an extensive appraisal of crucial seventeenth-century themes, and will be of interest to historians as well as literary scholars of the period.
Cambridge University Press; December 2001
292 pages; ISBN 9780511037177
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England
Author: Reid Barbour
 
ISBNs
0511037171
9780511037177
9780521006644