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Revolution and Reformation: Parliament ‘Fast Sermons,’ the Elect Nation, and Biblical Israel

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows how ‘puritan’ fast sermons, preached to Parliament during the English Revolution and then published, contributed to the idea of England as an ‘elect’ nation. These sermons ... More


The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Nan Goodman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book traces the emergence of a sense of kinship with and belonging to a larger, more inclusive world within the law and literature of late seventeenth-century Puritanism. Connected to this ... More


Liberal Dilemmas: Scott and Covenanting Tradition: The Tale of Old Mortality and The Heart of Mid-Lothian

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explains how the historical perspective of Scott's fiction permits the liberal conscience to be confronted with identities, beliefs and the kinds of allegiance that it has supposedly ... More


The Cosmopolitan Covenant

Nan Goodman

in The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter uncovers an alternative provenance and meaning for the Puritan covenant by returning it to its place in an early modern context of outward looking, cosmopolitan thought. This return is ... More


From Pilgrimage to New Birth, Adam to Eve: The Evolution Of Edenic Models For Conversion

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 6 tracks a shift in the morphology of conversion, as colonists replaced metaphors of spiritual pilgrimage with the language of new birth. This transition, manifest in conversion narratives ... More


The Earl is Dead

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details events before and after the death of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford. On 3 August 1562 John de Vere died, in his mid–forties, at Castle Hedingham (Peerage). Prior to this, on 1 ... More


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