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Reforming the imagination

Subtitle:
Protestant dogma in English literary thought and practice from the Elizabethan Settlement to the Civil Wars
Abstract:

This is a study of some literary aspects of English thinking during the eighty years from Elizabeth's Settlement of religion to the Civil Wars. The central thesis is that there is a shift in the images the English Protestant mind uses for its own acquisition of knowledge: from images of public and visible entities, lit by the ubiquitous sunlight of authority and reason, to images of direct cognisance by the self, lit by internal Promethean light. As this image of inner light is primarily ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature
Publication date:
1991
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602327238
URN:
uuid:5d7d6b72-4ee8-4379-8fe7-f87f43643fa0
Local pid:
td:602327238
Language:
English

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