Conscience in Early Modern English Literature : Volume 1 by Abraham Stoll

By Abraham Stoll

sense of right and wrong in Early sleek English Literature describes how poetry, theology, and politics intersect within the early glossy moral sense. within the wake of the Reformation, theologians try and know how the school works, poets try to seize the adventure of being in its grip, and revolutionaries to claim its authority for political motion. the end result, Abraham Stoll argues, is a dynamic scene of moral sense in England, thick with the energies of salvation and subjectivity, and influential within the public sphere of Civil warfare politics. Stoll explores how Shakespeare, Spenser, Herbert, and Milton degree the inward adventure of moral sense. He hyperlinks those poetic scenes to Luther, Calvin, and English Reformation theology, and to the general public discourses of sense of right and wrong within the toleration debates, between Levellers, and within the prose of Hobbes and Milton. within the literature of the early sleek moral sense, Protestant subjectivity evolves towards the political topic of contemporary liberalism.

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