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Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625
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Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

Victoria Brownlee

Abstract

This book provides an account of the how the Bible was read and applied in early modern England, and maps the connection between these readings and various forms of writing. The Bible had a profound impact on early modern culture, and Bible-reading shaped the period’s drama, poetry, and life writings, as well as sermons and biblical commentaries. This book argues that literary writings bear the hallmarks of the period’s dominant exegetical practices, and do interpretative work. Tracing the impact of biblical reading across a range of genres and writers, the discussion demonstrates that literar ... More

Keywords: Bible, early modern, literature, drama, poetry, Reformation, religion, Bible-reading, Protestant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812487
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812487.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Brownlee, author
Lecturer in English, National University of Ireland, Galway