The Hopkinsian Magazine

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Category: Congregational churches

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Saints and the Audience in Middle English Biblical Drama

Author: Chester Norman Scoville

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802089441

Category: Drama

Page: 140

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Saints and heroes were often central characters in Middle English biblical plays, although scholarship has tended to focus more on the villainous than the virtuous. In this study, Chester Scoville examines how medieval playwrights portrayed saints and how they used them to convey feelings of social virtue, devotion, compassion and community in the audience. Although looking also at performance practices, costume, gesture and scenert, the main emphasis is on language and rhetoric in biblical drama and the position of saints lying between the earthly and ultimate community. Four `role models' are jeld up for close examination: Thomas the Doubter, Mary Magdalene, Jospeh and Paul.

Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England

Author: Reid Barbour

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139431002

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reid Barbour's 2002 study takes a fresh look at English Protestant culture in the reign of Charles I (1625–1649). In the decades leading into the civil war and the execution of their monarch, English writers explored the experience of a Protestant life of holiness, looking at it in terms of heroic endeavours, worship, the social order, and the cosmos. Barbour examines sermons and theological treatises to argue that Caroline religious culture comprises a rich and extensive stocktaking of the conditions in which Protestantism was celebrated, undercut, and experienced. Barbour argues that this stocktaking was also carried out in unusual and sometimes quite secular contexts; in the masques, plays and poetry of the era as well as in scientific works and diaries. This broad-ranging study offers an extensive appraisal of crucial seventeenth-century themes, and will be of interest to historians as well as literary scholars of the period.

Vicious Bliss


Author: Claudia D. Christian

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741419947

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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When the hatred feels like a spike in my brain, I'm going to search for a cure and not come back. But is that how I really want it to end?

Pious Breathings

Being the Meditations of St. Augustine, His Treatise of the Love of God, Soliloquies and Manual. To which are Added, Select Contemplations from St. Anselm and St. Bernard

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

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Category: Theology

Page: 414

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