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Forms of Faith: Literary Form and Religious Conflict in by Jonathan Baldo,Isabel Karremann

By Jonathan Baldo,Isabel Karremann

This booklet explores the position of literature as a way of mediating spiritual clash in early sleek England. Marking a brand new degree within the 'religious flip' that generated energetic dialogue of the adjustments and conflicts led to by way of the Reformation, it unites new historicist readings with an curiosity within the ideological value of aesthetic shape. It proceeds from the belief that confessional changes didn't regularly erupt into hostilities yet that folks additionally needed to manage themselves with divided loyalties - among the previous religion and the recent, among spiritual and secular pursuits, among formally sanctioned and privately held ideals. What function may literature have performed the following? will we conceive of literary representations as attainable websites of de-escalation? Do diversified discursive, aesthetic, or social contexts inflect or deflect the calls for of non secular loyalties? Such questions open a brand new standpoint on post-Reformation English tradition and literature.

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