Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England
Cambridge University Press, 20 սեպ, 2007 թ.
The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most important and influential books in English history, but it has received relatively little attention from literary scholars. This study seeks to remedy this by attending to the prayerbook's importance in England's political, intellectual, religious, and literary history. The first half of the book presents extensive analyses of the Book of Common Prayer's involvement in early modern discourses of nationalism and individualism, and argues that the liturgy sought to engage and textually reconcile these potentially competing cultural impulses. In its second half, Liturgy and Literature traces these tensions in subsequent works by four major authors - Sidney, Shakespeare, Milton, and Hobbes - and contends that they operate within the dialectical parameters laid out in the prayerbook decades earlier. Rosendale's analyses are supplemented by a brief history of the Book of Common Prayer, and by an appendix which discusses its contents.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Այլ խմբագրություններ - View all
Act of Uniformity afﬁrm argued asserts authority belief Bible bishops body Book of Common Bullingbrook Catholic central century ceremonies Christ Christian Church of England claims Common Prayer Communion conﬂict conservative Cranmer critical cultural Cuming deﬁned deﬁnition discourse divine doctrine early modern ecclesiastical English Reformation English Rite Erastian Eucharist faith ﬁgural ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁrst Gee and Hardy God’s godly Helgerson Henry Henry’s hermeneutic Hobbes holy Hooker Ibid identity individual interpretive John king king’s language Latin linguistic literary liturgy Liturgy and Worship Lord’s Luther Mattins medieval Milton ofﬁce ofﬁcial play political Prayerbook present Protestant Protestantism radical reading realm religion religious Renaissance representation Richard Richard II ritual Roman royal supremacy sacrament sacriﬁce Scripture sense Shakespeare Sidney Sidney’s signiﬁcance signs simply social sociopolitical speciﬁc spiritual Stephen Gardiner symbolic textual thee theology Thomas Cranmer tion traditional transubstantiation truth Tudor uniform unto vernacular words