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Hogarth's harlot : sacred parody in enlightenment England

Author: Ronald Paulson
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1732, a blasphemous burlesque of the Christian Atonement was published in England without comment from the government or Church of England. The author explains this absence of censure through a detailed examination of the parameters of blasphemy in 18th century England.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Paulson
ISBN: 0801873916 9780801873911
OCLC Number: 1152929354
Description: xxii, 424 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction - the sacrament of the Eucharist; Blasphemy and belief - the case of a Harlot's progress; Redemption; Mediation; The end of days; Smart - the Magnificat and Jubilate agno; Blake - the harlot and the Lamb.
Responsibility: Ronald Paulson.

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