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Pastoral Forms and Religious Reform in Spenser and Shakespeare

Karen Nelson

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses religious reform and pastoral forms in the works of Shakespeare and Spenser. It determines that, when placed beside each other, these two concepts show the complexity of ... More


(Inter)Personal performances – Devotions

Margret Fetzer

in John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Donne's Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, which he wrote after he came down with an illness that nearly killed him – or so he believed – observing that there are several ... More


The multiplication of Una

Kathryn Walls

in God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Once the independent trajectories of Una and Red Cross have coincided, Una is reflected in her companions. Arthur, too, epitomizes and signifies the invisible Church. As such, he becomes instrumental ... More


Religion, politics and society in revolutionary Westminster

J.F. Merritt

in Westminster 1640–60: A royal city in a time of revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090400
eISBN:
9781781707036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090400.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyzes the extraordinary diversity of religious life in Westminster in these decades. While nationally famous puritan preachers performed in Westminster’s many fashionable pulpits (eg. ... More


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