Literature and religious culture in seventeenth-century England / Reid Barbour.

Reid Barbour's 2002 study takes a fresh look at English Protestant culture in the reign of Charles I (1625-1649). In the decades leading into the civil war and the execution of their monarch, English writers explored the experience of a Protestant life of holiness, looking at it in terms of her...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Barbour, Reid, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: spirit and circumstance in Caroline Protestantism
  • 1.
  • The church heroic: Charles, Laud, and Little Gidding
  • 2.
  • Great Tew and the skeptical hero
  • 3.
  • Between liturgy and dreams: the church fanciful
  • 4.
  • Respecting persons
  • 5.
  • Decorum and redemption in the theater of the person
  • 6.
  • Nature (I): post-Baconian mysteries
  • 7.
  • Nature (II): church and cosmos
  • Conclusion: Rome, Massachusetts, and the Caroline Protestant imagination.