The Literary Culture of the Reformation
Grammar and Grace
By (author) Professor Brian Cummings
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Literary Culture of the Reformation by Professor Brian Cummings
Book DescriptionThe Literary Culture of the Reformation examines the place of literature in the Reformation, considering both how arguments about biblical meaning and literary interpretation influenced the new theology, and how developments in theology in turn influenced literary practices. Part One focuses on Northern Europe, reconsidering the relationship between Renaissance humanism (especially Erasmus) and religious ideas (especially Luther). Parts Two and Three examine Tudor and early Stuart England. Part Two describes the rise of vernacular theology and protestant culture in relation to fundamental changes in the understanding of the English language. Part Three studies English religious poetry (including Donne, Herbert, and in an Epilogue, Milton) in the wake of these changes. Bringing together genres and styles of writing which are normally kept apart (poems, sermons, treatises, commentaries) Brian Cummings offers a major re-evaluation of the literary production of this intensely verbal and controversial period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198187356
(223mm x 145mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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