Praise and Paradox

Merchants and Craftsmen in Elizabethan Popular Literature

Author: Laura Caroline Stevenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521522076

Category: Drama

Page: 268

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A searching critique of the popular Elizabethan literature that praised merchants, industrialists and craftsmen.
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The Mathers

Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596–1728

Author: Robert Middlekauff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520923111

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 8688

In this classic work of American religious history, Robert Middlekauff traces the evolution of Puritan thought and theology in America from its origins in New England through the early eighteenth century. He focuses on three generations of intellectual ministers—Richard, Increase, and Cotton Mather—in order to challenge the traditional telling of the secularization of Puritanism, a story of faith transformed by reason, science, and business. Delving into the Mathers' private papers and unpublished writings as well as their sermons and published works, Middlekauff describes a Puritan theory of religious experience that is more creative, complex, and uncompromising than traditional accounts have allowed. At the same time, he portrays changing ideas and patterns of behavior that reveal much about the first hundred years of American life.
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The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries

Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Literary Culture in Jacobean England

Reading 1621

Author: P. Salzman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230513204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 9545

This book offers an unparalleled depth of historical research by surveying the extraordinary richness of literary culture in a single year. Paul Salzman examines what is written, published, performed and, in some cases, even spoken during 1621 in Britain. Well-known works by writers such as Donne, Burton, Middleton, and Ralegh, are examined alongside hitherto unknown works in a huge variety of genres: plays, poems, romances, advice books, sermons, histories, parliamentary speeches, royal proclamations. This is a work of literary history that greatly enhances knowledge of what it was like to read, write and listen in early modern Britain.
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Bibliotheca Britannica: Subjects

Author: Robert Watt

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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When I Don't Desire God

How to Fight for Joy

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1581346522

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 2066

For over twenty-five years John Piper has trumpeted the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” He calls it Christian Hedonism. The problem is that many people, after being persuaded, find that this truth is both liberating and devastating. It’s liberating because it endorses our inborn desire for joy. And it’s devastating because it reveals that we don’t desire God the way we should. What do you do when you discover the good news that God wants you to be content in him, but then find that you aren’t? If joy in God were merely the icing on the cake of Christian commitment, this book would be insignificant. But Piper argues that joy is so much more. Our being satisfied in God is necessary to show God’s worthiness and to sustain sacrifices of love. Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before him. He tasted it. It sustained him through the deepest suffering. His Father was glorified. His people were saved. That is what joy in God does. The absolutely urgent question becomes: What can I do if I don’t have it? With a pastor’s heart and with radical passion for the glory of Christ, John Piper helps you answer that question.
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The Arminian Confession of 1621

Author: Mark A. Ellis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597523372

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 8134

In 1621, two years after their hopes for free and open debate were dashed at the Synod of Dort, the colleagues and students of Jacobus Arminius published the 'Confession or Declaration of the Pastors, which in the Belgian Federation are called the Remonstrants, on the principle articles of the Christian Religion.' The first and perhaps most important of Arminian confessions, written by Simon Episcopius (Arminius' successor at the University of Leiden and leader of the Remonstrant party at Dort) and then approved at a gathering of Remonstrant pastors, provided not only a defense of the Òfive pointsÓ condemned at Dort, but also a succinct declaration of the entire range of their theology. This fresh, unabridged translation of the Confession, the first since 1676, together with the original Latin, allows the contemporary reader to interface directly with theology of the original Remonstrant leaders without the intervening interpretations of either their opponents or later admirers.
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The Practice of Piety

Directing a Christian How to Walk, That He May Please God. Amplified by the Author. the Sixtieth Edition, Corrected

Author: Lewis Bayly

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379539797


Page: 482

View: 6202

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic -- a debate that continues in the twenty-first century. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T136190 Epistle dedicatory signed: Lewis Baily. With an additional titlepage, engraved, dated 1713; it is included in the pagination and register. First published in 1611 as 'The practice of pietie'. London: printed for Daniel Midwinter, 1743. xvi,464p.: ill.; 8°
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Painting the Word

Christian Pictures and Their Meanings

Author: John Drury

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300092943

Category: Art

Page: 201

View: 7132

In this beautifully written book, Drury, an Anglican priest and theologian, looks at religious paintings through the ages and presents them in a fresh way--as works filled with passion, stories, and meaning. 100 illustrations, 70 in color.
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Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians

Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: Authentic Media Inc

ISBN: 178078970X

Category: Religion

Page: 251

View: 5656

Martin Luther's core teachings on justification by faith alone are particularly well exemplified in his classic commentary on Galatians. In this pivotal work, we see Luther at his most compelling, mapping out the relationship between law and grace. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of Protestant conviction.
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True Christianity

Author: Johann Arndt

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809121922

Category: Religion

Page: 301

View: 9101

Never before translated into English, this book by the 16th-century Lutheran mystic (1555-1621) has been the foundation for countless spiritual works both Protestant and Catholic.
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The Divine Feudal Law, Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented

Author: Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

View: 4386

Based on his theory of natural law, Pufendorf denounces the Revocation [of the Edict of Nantes in 1685] as an illegitimate and tyrannical act and advocates toleration. The Divine Feudal Law' can be seen as a complement to the treatise on toleration . Pufendorf attempts to demonstrate in The Divine Feudal Law' that union of Lutherans and Calvinists is possible on the basis of a theological system containing the fundamental articles necessary for salvation. In contrast, reconciliation between Protestants and Catholics is declared to be impossible. Simone Zurburchen in the Introduction. Originally published posthumously in 1695, The Divine Feudal Law sets forth Pufendorf's basis for the reunion of the Lutheran and Calvinist confessions. This attempt to seek a "conciliation" between the confessions complements the concept of toleration discussed in Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion. In both, Pufendorf examines how to secure the peaceful coexistence of different confessions in a state.
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Aemilia Lanyer

Gender, Genre, and the Canon

Author: Marshall Grossman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813149371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 9494

Aemilia Lanyer was a Londoner of Jewish-Italian descent and the mistress of Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chamberlain. But in 1611 she did something extraordinary for a middle-class woman of the seventeenth century: she published a volume of original poems. Using standard genres to address distinctly feminine concerns, Lanyer's work is varied, subtle, provocative, and witty. Her religious poem "Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum" repeatedly projects a female subject for a female reader and casts the Passion in terms of gender conflict. Lanyer also carried this concern with gender into the very structure of the poem; whereas a work of praise usually held up the superiority of its patrons, the good women in Lanyer's poem exemplify worth women in general. The essays in this volume establish the facts of Lanyer's life and use her poetry to interrogate that of her male contemporaries, Donne, Jonson, and Shakespeare. Lanyer's work sheds light on views of gender and class identities in early modern society. By using Lanyer to look at the larger issues of women writers working within a patriarchal system, the authors go beyond the explication of Lanyer's writing to address the dynamics of canonization and the construction of literary history.
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Philaster, 1622

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 42

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