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...
Cambridge University Press,
- Introduction: spirit and circumstance in Caroline Protestantism
- The church heroic: Charles, Laud, and Little Gidding
- Great Tew and the skeptical hero
- Between liturgy and dreams: the church fanciful
- Respecting persons
- Decorum and redemption in the theater of the person
- Nature (I): post-Baconian mysteries
- Nature (II): church and cosmos
- Conclusion: Rome, Massachusetts, and the Caroline Protestant imagination.