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The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan

Ceri Sullivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547845
eISBN:
9780191720901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547845.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Early modern theologians such as William Perkins, William Ames, Jeremy Taylor, and Richard Baxter see the rectified conscience as a syllogism worked out in partnership with God, which compares ... More


Early Modern Origins: The Rise of Popular Early Modern Origins: The Rise of Popular Conversion Narrative

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Puritan teaching and practice during the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries formed a matrix within which spiritual autobiography would eventually flourish in England. Puritan pastoral theology, ... More


Contract

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the political context of beliefs about witchcraft in England in the 17th century and the ideological function of these beliefs among the English elite. It analyses the differing ... More


The Terrifying God of William Perkins, Thomas Hooker, and Samuel Stone

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

In attacking Jesuit theology, William Perkins, Hooker’s widely influential theological mentor, systematically eliminated any unaided human initiative toward salvation. Jacobus Arminius found ... More


The Case of Hamlet's Conscience

Belsey Catherine

in Shakespeare in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633012
eISBN:
9780748652235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633012.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter describes the treatment of revenge in Hamlet in the light of the allegorical drama and the practice of casuistry. It first suggests that there are parallels between the casuistry of ... More


Learning How to Imagine Conversion

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

Faithful to the theological tradition he had imbibed at Emmanuel College, Hooker did not describe “conversion” as a once-in-a-lifetime opening of the heart to Jesus. Always suspicious of ... More


Despair: Narrative Authority and the Drama of Doubleness

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines what happened when godly sorrow went wrong, revealing not a purified member of the elect but rather a member of the desperate reprobate. It begins by exploring discussions of ... More


Hobbes, Calvinism, and Determinism

Alan Cromartie

in Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198803409
eISBN:
9780191860836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803409.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In his debate with Bramhall, Hobbes claimed that his determinism could derive support from mainstream Calvinist theology. This claim is often taken at face value. But an examination of writers from ... More


Introduction: The Art of Dying

Maggie Vinter

in Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284269
eISBN:
9780823286133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284269.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The introduction outlines a theoretical framework for the book. Through a brief survey of critical approaches to Hamlet, it considers the common alignment of early modern drama with mourning and ... More


Preaching Manuals and Legal Dialectics

Peter Mack

in A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199597284
eISBN:
9780191804588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199597284.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses an extensive group of renaissance preaching manuals, including Protestant preaching manuals, counter-Reformation manuals, and manuals of legal dialectic. It considers the works ... More


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