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By Adrian Streete

Containing distinctive readings of performs by way of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Middleton, in addition to poetry and prose, this booklet offers a tremendous ancient and important reassessment of the connection among early smooth Protestantism and drama. studying the advanced and painful shift from overdue medieval spiritual tradition to a society ruled by way of the guidelines of the Reformers, Adrian Streete offers a clean figuring out of Reformed theology and the illustration of early glossy subjectivity. via shut research of significant thinkers equivalent to Augustine, William of Ockham, Erasmus, Luther and Calvin, the booklet argues for the profoundly Christological concentration of Reformed theology and explores how this manifests itself in early smooth drama. relocating past questions of authorial 'belief', Streete assesses Elizabethan and Jacobean drama's engagement with the demanding situations of the Reformation.

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