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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More


Introduction

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the similar forms, themes, and functions that tend to recur in the prison writing of European intellectuals. The book ... More


Memory and Self-Justification: Images of Grace and Disgrace Abounding

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666) and Oscar Wilde's De Profundis (1897). In both texts, the recording consciousness of a prisoner ... More


The Pilgrim’s Progress

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0090
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The libretto of this Morality is a free adaptation of John Bunyan's allegory. The text is chiefly from Bunyan, with additions from the Psalms and other parts of the Bible. The words of Lord Lechery's ... More


Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Michael Davies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bunyan’s theology is not obsessed with a forbidding Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Rather, his is a comfortable doctrine, in which the believer is encouraged to accept salvation through the ... More


The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The continuity of the metrical psalm tradition in writers such as William Barton and Francis Rous is reviewed. The metrical psalms of John Milton, the beginnings of hymn singing under the Baptist ... More


Introduction

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Highlights the critical approach taken in ‘graceful reading’, in revising our understanding of Bunyan’s Calvinist theology and in pursuing a reader-response approach to his writings, especially in ... More


Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Kathleen Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Autobiographical narrative is seldom viewed as a catalyst for the social and political upheavals of mid‐seventeenth#x2010;century England and its colonies. This book argues that it should be. ... More


Writing religious identities in Bedford: Exemplary lives in historical perspective

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Though John Bunyan maintained a critical distance from what he took to be a conventionalized story form, his Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners became the paradigmatic Protestant conversion ... More


Quest and pilgrimage: ‘The adventure that God shall send me’

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the Middle Ages, the structural organization of a narrative in terms of a journey took two forms — romance quest and spiritual pilgrimage — that became increasingly hard to separate. The exemplary ... More


The Restoration: England and Israel, Milton and Dryden

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/9780199557165.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows what happened to the analogy between England and Israel after the Restoration. Cowley and others greeted Charles II as David and invoked the idea of Israel's redemption. The Church ... More


“ … the white men had some spell or magic … “: A Black Stranger's First Contact with White Men's Magic

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 begins to establish the argument about white men and their magic. It focuses on Equiano’s beginning effort to figure himself as “stranger” or outsider who looks at the white dominant world ... More


Johnson and Religion

John Cannon

in Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian England

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204527
eISBN:
9780191676321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204527.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The Glorious Revolution, which established the political context for Johnson's life, was a revolution in both Church and State. Since the restoration of Charles II, when the Church of England was ... More


Allegory and Enchantment: An Early Modern Poetics

Jason Crawford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198788041
eISBN:
9780191833489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This book is about the genealogies of modernity, and about the lingering power of some of the cultural forms against which modernity defines itself: religion, magic, the sacramental, the medieval. ... More


Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Vera J. Camden (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In 1649, the English people suffered a tremendous wound, a psychic lesion, as they both instigated and endured the killing of their king, Charles I. John Bunyan came of age in the shadow of this ... More


Introduction: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Vera J. Camden

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The life and writings of John Bunyan (1628–1688) follow the contours of the Civil War, Restoration, and Glorious Revolution that shaped England during the seventeenth century. When compared to such ... More


Young Man Bunyan

Vera J. Camden

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Bunyan's role in the national cataclysm of civil war. Drawing upon Erik Erikson's psychobiography of Martin Luther, Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History, ... More


Bunyart'S Women, Women's Bunyan

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that John Bunyan's relations to women, and theirs to him, are far more historically, artistically, and psychologically complex than most previous critics have suggested. Drawing ... More


One Soul Versus One Flesh: Friendship, Marriage, and the Puritan Self

Thomas H. Luxon

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Bunyan's rejection of the female body in terms of its resonance with classical idealization of homoerotic friendship between males and the concomitant relegation of the ... More


Bunyan's Bawdy: Sex and Sexual Wordplay in the Writings of John Bunyan

Michael Davies

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter, which comments on John Bunyan's “almost pathological revulsion towards sex” and his “equally powerful fascination with it,” examines the puns in Bunyan's writings and argues that his ... More


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