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Published: 29 June 2017

850 Pages | 4 halftones


ISBN: 9780199672806

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion

Edited by Andrew Hiscock and Helen Wilcox

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  • A comprehensive exploration of the relationship between early modern literature and religion
  • Examines the history of the forms, practices, and beliefs of the church; the range of literary genres in which authors gave expression to their faith; and the work of some key religious writers and literary communiities of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • Discusses ten genres in which faith was explored, including poetry, prophecy, drama, sermons, satire, and autobiographical writings
  • Studies individual authors, among them Thomas More, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, Lucy Hutchinson, and John Milton
  • Offers a survey of the field with both world-leading research and critical approaches