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Treacherous Faith offers a new and ambitious cross-disciplinary account of the ways writers from the early English Reformation to the Restoration generated, sustained, or questioned cultural anxieties about heresy and heretics. This book examines the dark, often brutal story of defining, constructing, and punishing heretics in early modern England, and especially the ways writers themselves contributed to or interrogated the politics of religious fear-mongering and demonizing. It illuminates the terrors and anxieties early modern writers articulated and the fantasies they constructed about pernicious heretics and pestilent heresies in response to the Reformation's shattering of Western Christendom. Treacherous Faith analyzes early modern writers who contributed to cultural fears about the contagion of heresy and engaged in the making of heretics as well as writers who challenged the constructions of heretics and the culture of religious fear-mongering.The responses of early modern writers in English to the specter of heresy and the making of heretics were varied, complex, and contradictory, depending on their religious and political alignments. Some writers (for example, Thomas More, Richard Bancroft, and Thomas Edwards) used their rhetorical resourcefulness and inventiveness to contribute to the politics of heresy-making and the specter of cunning, diabolical heretics ravaging the Church, the state, and thousands of souls; others (for example, John Foxe) questioned within certain cultural limitations heresy-making processes and the violence and savagery that religious demonizing provoked; and some writers (for example, Anne Askew, John Milton, and William Walwyn) interrogated with great daring and inventiveness the politics of religious demonizing, heresy-making, and the cultural constructions of heretics. Treacherous Faith examines the complexities and paradoxes of the heresy-making imagination in early modern England: the dark fantasies, anxieties, terrors, and violence it was capable of generating, but also the ways the dreaded specter of heresy could stimulate the literary creativity of early modern authors engaging with it from diverse religious and political perspectives. Treacherous Faith is a major interdisciplinary study of the ways the literary imagination, religious fears, and demonizing interacted in the early modern world. This study of the early modern specter of heresy contributes to work in the humanities seeking to illuminate the changing dynamics of religious fear, the rhetoric of religious demonization, and the powerful ways the literary imagination represents and constructs religious difference.

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9780199203390 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2013, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Treacherous Faith offers a new and ambitious cross-disciplinary account of the ways writers from the early English Reformation to the Restoration generated, sustained, or questioned cultural anxieties about heresy and heretics.

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9780198778332 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 9, 2016, cover price $50.00

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Product Description: Each of the figures examined in this study”John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead”is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyzes the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets and preachers, mystics and scientists...read more

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9781472432667 | Ashgate Pub Co, July 28, 2014, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: Each of the figures examined in this study”John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead”is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced.

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Product Description: Why do Shakespeare and the English Bible seem to have an inherent relationship with each other? How have these two monumental traditions in the history of the book functioned as mutually reinforcing sources of cultural authority? How do material books and related reading practices serve as specific sites of intersection between these two textual traditions? This collection makes a significant intervention in our understanding of Shakespeare, the Bible, and the role of textual materiality in the construction of cultural authority...read more
By Travis Decook (editor) and Alan Galey (editor)

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9780415883504 | Routledge, July 27, 2011, cover price $149.00

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9781138793750 | Routledge, July 17, 2014, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: Why do Shakespeare and the English Bible seem to have an inherent relationship with each other?

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Product Description: Becoming Christian argues that romance narratives of Jews and Muslims converting to Christianity register theological formations of race in post-Reformation England. The medieval motif of infidel conversion came under scrutiny as Protestant theology radically reconfigured how individuals acquire religious identities...read more

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9780823257140 | Fordham Univ Pr, April 3, 2014, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Becoming Christian argues that romance narratives of Jews and Muslims converting to Christianity register theological formations of race in post-Reformation England.

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9780812245752 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, January 29, 2014, cover price $55.00

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Product Description: The fraught history of England's Long Reformation is a convoluted if familiar story: in the space of twenty-five years, England changed religious identity three times. In 1534 England broke from the papacy with the Act of Supremacy that made Henry VIII head of the church; nineteen years later the act was overturned by his daughter Mary, only to be reinstated at the ascension of her half-sister Elizabeth...read more

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9780812244823 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, February 21, 2013, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The fraught history of England's Long Reformation is a convoluted if familiar story: in the space of twenty-five years, England changed religious identity three times.

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Product Description: Societies and entire nations draw their identities from certain founding documents, whether charters, declarations, or manifestos. The Book of Common Prayer figures as one of the most crucial in the history of the English-speaking peoples...read more

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9780199838561 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 5, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Societies and entire nations draw their identities from certain founding documents, whether charters, declarations, or manifestos.

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Product Description: Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare's England offers a new approach to evaluating the psychological 'loss' of the Virgin Mary in post-Reformation England by illustrating how, in the wake of Mary's demotion, re-inscriptions of her roles and meanings only proliferated, seizing hold of national imagination and resulting in new configurations of masculinity...read more

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9781409401162 | Ashgate Pub Co, March 15, 2011, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare's England offers a new approach to evaluating the psychological 'loss' of the Virgin Mary in post-Reformation England by illustrating how, in the wake of Mary's demotion, re-inscriptions of her roles and meanings only proliferated, seizing hold of national imagination and resulting in new configurations of masculinity.

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Product Description: Reid Barbour's 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, in terms of heroic endeavors, worship, the social order, and the cosmos...read more

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9780521006644 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 24, 2001, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Reid Barbour's study takes a fresh look at English Protestant culture in the reign of Charles I (1625 1649).

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9780521809474 | Reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 3, 2011), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Reid Barbour's study takes a fresh look at English Protestant culture in the reign of Charles I (1625 1649).

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Product Description: The fruit of intensive collaboration among leading international specialists on the literature, religion and culture of early modern England, this volume examines the relationship between writing and religion in England from 1558, the year of the Elizabethan Settlement, up until the Act of Toleration of 1689...read more
By Anthony W. Johnson (editor)

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9780754662785 | Ashgate Pub Co, December 30, 2009, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: The fruit of intensive collaboration among leading international specialists on the literature, religion and culture of early modern England, this volume examines the relationship between writing and religion in England from 1558, the year of the Elizabethan Settlement, up until the Act of Toleration of 1689.

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9780230213098 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 15, 2009, cover price $115.00

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Product Description: In Blood Relations, Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. With her distinctive psychological acumen, she argues that Shakespeare’s play frames the uneasy relationship between Christian and Jew specifically in familial terms in order to recapitulate the vexed familial relationship between Christianity and Judaism...read more

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9780226006819, titled "Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice" | 1 edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, April 1, 2008), cover price $43.00 | About this edition: In Blood Relations, Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew.

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'Examines the literary ecclesiology of Paradise Regained, arguing that there Milton continues his critique of the English Reformation and also continues to develop the consistent theology of the church that preoccupied him in his prose during the Civil War'--Provided by publisher.

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9780820703916 | Duquesne Univ Pr, September 15, 2007, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: 'Examines the literary ecclesiology of Paradise Regained, arguing that there Milton continues his critique of the English Reformation and also continues to develop the consistent theology of the church that preoccupied him in his prose during the Civil War'--Provided by publisher.

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Product Description: Locating John Milton's works in national and international contexts, and applying a variety of approaches from literary to historical, philosophical, and postcolonial, Milton and Toleration offers a wide-ranging exploration of how Milton's visions of tolerance reveal deeper movements in the history of the imagination...read more
By Sharon Achinstein (editor) and Elizabeth Sauer (editor)

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9780199295937 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 6, 2007, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Locating John Milton's works in national and international contexts, and applying a variety of approaches from literary to historical, philosophical, and postcolonial, Milton and Toleration offers a wide-ranging exploration of how Milton's visions of tolerance reveal deeper movements in the history of the imagination.

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Product Description: Jesse Lander explores the development of the book in early modern England as both a physical object and a platform for debate and polemic. Wide-ranging in its consideration of texts, from Foxe's Acts and Monuments, Milton's Areopagitica and Hamlet to ephemeral polemical pamphlets from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the volume recasts the historical and theological contexts of early modern English literature...read more

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9780521838542 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2006, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Jesse Lander explores the development of the book in early modern England as both a physical object and a platform for debate and polemic.

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Product Description: John Milton's "Samson" is a figure at once Godly and unGodly. Some recent criticism of Samson Agonistes, with its notion of "shifting contexts," treats the play as a repository of conflicting traditions. Between Two Pillars, instead of denying the play's aesthetic integrity, discerns in it a dialectical opposition between Samson's irrevocable election by God and his subjection-instanced by his slavery-to a fallen, unGodly order...read more

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9780761829720 | Univ Pr of Amer, October 30, 2004, cover price $52.99 | About this edition: John Milton's "Samson" is a figure at once Godly and unGodly.

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Product Description: The God portrayed in Paradise Lost is neither "good" nor "God." Milton uses this portrayal, not to suggest that his character represents God, but to argue strongly that it does not. Milton’s project in Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained is to defend God by taking him down from a kingly throne...read more

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9780874138597 | Univ of Delaware Pr, February 1, 2004, cover price $43.50 | About this edition: The God portrayed in Paradise Lost is neither "good" nor "God.

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Product Description: Revised and Expanded Edition of The Secret of Shakespeare Reveals the full scope of Shakespeare's plays as sacred visionary dramas, illuminating the bard's greatest works and the man behind them • Reveals how, through the use of esoteric symbol and form, Shakespeare's plays mirror the inner drama of the journey of all souls• Conveys a heightened understanding of the plays through examining the theatrical rendering of their textsThrough his study of such plays as Hamlet, Othello, MacBeth, and King Lear, Lings supplies expert and inspiring guidance to the beautifully wrought words and worlds of William Shakespeare...read more

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9780892817177 | 4 revised edition (Inner Traditions, November 1, 1998), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Revised and Expanded Edition of The Secret of Shakespeare Reveals the full scope of Shakespeare's plays as sacred visionary dramas, illuminating the bard's greatest works and the man behind them • Reveals how, through the use of esoteric symbol and form, Shakespeare's plays mirror the inner drama of the journey of all souls• Conveys a heightened understanding of the plays through examining the theatrical rendering of their textsThrough his study of such plays as Hamlet, Othello, MacBeth, and King Lear, Lings supplies expert and inspiring guidance to the beautifully wrought words and worlds of William Shakespeare.

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