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Title Religious diversity and early modern English texts : Catholic, Judaic, feminist, and secular dimensions / edited by Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt.
Imprint Detroit : Wayne State University, [2013]

Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature -- Great Britain.
Christianity and other religions in literature.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Alt Name Marotti, Arthur F., 1940-
Description 1 online resource (vi, 367 pages)
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Aruthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt -- Part I. Minority Catholic culture -- Marian verse as politically oppositional poetry in Elizabethan England / Arthur F. Marotti -- Religious identity and the English landscape : William Blundell and the Halkirk coins / Phebe Jensen -- Remembering Lot's wife : the structure of testimony in the Painted life of Mary Ward / Lowell Gallagher -- Part II. Figuring the Jew -- Early mimics : Shylock, Machiavelli, and the commodification of nationhood / Avraham Oz -- Milton, prophet of Israel / Achsah Guibbory -- Part III. Hebraism and the Bible -- Performance and Parshanut : The historie of Jacob and Esau / Chanita Goodblatt -- Exploiting King Saul in early modern England : good uses for a bad king / Anne Lake Prescott -- Prophetic voices : Joachim de Fiore, Moses Maimonides, Philip Sidney, Mary Herbert, and the Psalms / Elliott M. Simon -- Biblical and rabbinic intertextuality in George Herbert's "The collar" and "The pearl" / Noam Flinker -- Part IV. Women and religion -- "This pretious passeover feed upon" : poetic eucharist and feminine vision in Aemilia Lanyer's Salve deus rex Judaeorum / Yaakov Mascetti -- Reading funeral sermons for early modern English women : some literary and historiographical challenges / Jeanne Shami -- Part V. Religion and secularlization -- Framing religion : Marlovian policy and the pluralism of art / Noam Reisner -- Shakespeare's secular benediction : the language of tragic community in King Lear / Sanford Budick -- Contributors -- Index.
Summary In Religious Diversity and Early Modern English Texts: Catholic, Judaic, Feminist, and Secular Dimensions, editors Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt present thirteen essays that examine the complex religious culture of early modern England. Emphasizing particularly the marginalized discourses of Catholicism and Judaism in mainstream English Protestant culture, the authors highlight the instability of an official religious order that was troubled not only by religious heterodoxy but also by feminist and secular challenges. North American and Israeli scholars present essays on a wide range of subjects all assumed to be "marginal" but which in a real sense were central to the religious and cultural life of the Protestant English nation. Using critical methods ranging from historical analysis, deconstruction, feminist inquiry, and intertextual interpretation to pedagogical experimentation, contributors offer analyses in five sections: Minority Catholic Culture, Figuring the Jew, Hebraism and the Bible, Women and Religion, and Religion and Secularization. Essays reveal new aspects of familiar texts such as Shakespeare's King Lear and The Merchant of Venice, the psalm translations by Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke, Christopher Marlowe's dramas, George Herbert's poetry, Aemelia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum, and John Milton's Samson Agonistes. They also call attention to works such as the mid-sixteenth-century play The Historie of Jacob and Esau, William Blundell's Catholic antiquarian writing, the series of paintings portraying the religious institute of Mary Ward, and funeral sermons for religiously active women. -- Publisher website.
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ISBN 9780814339565 (electronic bk.)
0814339565 (electronic bk.)
9780814339558 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0814339557 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 864758018
Additional Format Print version: Religious diversity and early modern English texts. Detroit : Wayne State University, [2013] 9780814339558 (DLC) 2013006166 (OCoLC)828487118