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Treacherous faith : the specter of heresy in early modern English literature and culture

Author: David Loewenstein
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'Treacherous Faith' is a major study of heresy and the literary imagination from the English Reformation to the Restoration. It analyzes both canonical and lesser-known writers who contributed to fears about the contagion of heresy, as well as those who challenged cultural constructions of heresy and the rhetoric of fear-mongering.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Loewenstein, David.
Treacherous faith.
(OCoLC)858967817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Loewenstein
ISBN: 9780191504884 0191504882 9780191762796 0191762792
OCLC Number: 861692576
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 497 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Introduction --
Part I : The specter of heresy and religious conflict in English Reformation literary culture --
Religious demonization, anti-heresy polemic, and Thomas More --
Anne Askew and the culture of heresy-hunting in Henry VIII's England --
Burning heretics and fashioning martyrs : religious violence in John Foxe and Reformation England --
The specter of heretics in later Elizabethan and Jacobean writing --
Part II : The war against heresy in Milton's England --
The specter of heresy and blasphemy in the English Revolution : from heresiographers to the spectacle of James Nayler --
The specter of heresy and the struggle for toleration : John Goodwin, William Walwyn, and Richard Overton --
John Milton : toleration and "Fantastic terrors of sect and schism" --
Fears of heresy, blasphemy, and religious schism in Milton's culture and Paradise lost --
Epilogue : making heretics and Bunyan's Vanity Fair.
Responsibility: David Loewenstein.

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