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Through Several Glasses Darkly: Historical and Sectarian Perceptions of the Tudor Church

PATRICK COLLINSON

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter surveys the perceptions of the Tudor Church since the sixteenth century. It argues that the history of the Tudor Church has been punctuated, bisected, fractured, and forever complicated ... More


Versions of Henry V: The Gravity of Foxe

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter suggests how the militantly Protestant vision of Foxe's Actes and Monuments came gradually to exert a hegemonic influence over the English past during the 1570s and 1580s. Focusing on ... More


Shakespearean Apocalypse: 1‐3 Henry VI

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

With Chapter 9 attention switches to Shakespeare. It is argued that Shakespeare began his career as an historical dramatist by composing a series of plays which open in the apocalyptic key of Foxe's ... More


Reginald Pole (1500–1558): The Loss of Eden

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Reginald Pole was a cousin of Henry VIII of England, papal legate to the Council of Trent, and the last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Mary Tudor. He supported the General of ... More


The Reception of Martin Luther in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England

Carl R. Trueman and Carrie Euler

in The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264683
eISBN:
9780191734878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264683.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By challenging any assumed passivity in British adoption of continental reform, reception calls for a closer scrutiny of their relationships. The reception of Martin Luther in England reflects his ... More


Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Adrian Chastain Weimer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the folklore of martyrdom in seventeenth-century Protestant culture, exploring how Congregationalists, Separatists, Antinomians, Baptists, and Quakers imagined themselves within ... More


Nation, Monarch, and 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/9780199557165.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the developing notion that England was the special object of God's favor. Enabling the Reformation separation from Rome, the Hebrew Bible was used to legitimize England's ... More


The English Church, Jewish Worship, and the Temple

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/9780199557165.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows how conflicts within the Church of England turned on its relation to the Jewish past and to Judaism. Whereas Foxe, Prynne, and Milton insisted that a reformed church must be ... More


Martyrs and Their Books

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 1 traces the paths through which martyrdom, apocalypticism, and holiness became intertwined from John Bale and John Foxe to Cotton Mather and the New England Primer. Biblical martyrs, early ... More


Reading Plutarch, Writing Lives

Jessica Martin

in Walton’s Lives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270157
eISBN:
9780191683930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270157.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

It has been shown how Izaak Walton quotes Plutarch in Lives and borrows certain situations and images from him. It can be deduced that Walton evidently read Plutarch. Walton's characters were set up ... More


Erotic Subjects in English History

Melissa E. Sanchez

in Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754755
eISBN:
9780199896912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754755.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Milton Studies

Chapter One describe the historical and theoretical frameworks of this book. This chapter begins by situating debates over obedience and resistance within a history of English theories of mixed rule, ... More


Elizabethan Histories of English Christian Origins

Rosamund Oates

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores how Elizabethan clerics used the history of English Christianity to promote or criticise the Tudor Church. Ecclesiastical history was used in intra-confessional and ... More


Truth and Suffering in the Quaker Archives

Brooke Sylvia Palmieri

in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266250
eISBN:
9780191869181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Using the records and publications of the Quakers, this chapter considers the religious and political context behind the creation of the Quaker archive and the relationship between scribal material ... More


Martyrdom and Modernity: The Discourse of Holy War in the Works of John Foxe and Francis Bacon

Brinda Charry

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the rhetorical and discursive strategies deployed by early modern English writers in their texts on holy war and what paying attention to these strategies will tell us about how ... More


From Protestant to Reformed

David D. Hall

in The Puritans: A Transatlantic History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691151397
eISBN:
9780691195469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151397.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the Reformed (or Calvinist) tradition. The Reformed tradition (or, alternatively, “Calvinism”) played a singular role in the making of the Reformation in England, Ireland, and ... More


‘What beast was't then’: Stretching the Boundaries in Macbeth

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

An initial charting of the field, the first chapter centres on Macbeth, a play that probes into what ‘may become a man’ across a precariously permeable line of species distinction and compellingly ... More


Cannibal–Animal: Figurations of the (In)Human in Montaigne, Foxe, and Shakespearean Revenge Tragedy

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the destabilizing of fundamental normative distinctions in the forms of juridical violence which, although set up to counter encroachments of the wild, barbaric and bestial, ... More


Body Imaging and Religious Reform: The Corpse as Idol

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the key issues in contestation from a reformist perspective, discussing the late medieval approaches to the paradox of the corpse, in theology and in iconographic and literary ... More


Truth, lies and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

John Foxe had a great deal to say on the subject of ‘truth’. But he was accused by his religious opponents of telling lies on an unprecedented scale. Like his friend and mentor, John Bale, he was a ... More


The Theater as Conflagration

Ellen Mackay

in Persecution, Plague, and Fire: Fugitive Histories of the Stage in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500195
eISBN:
9780226500218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500218.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter aims to show how eschatology structures the understanding of early modern England's golden age of the stage. To ground this argument, it begins by piecing together the traces of a mode ... More


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