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The Resource Perfection proclaimed: language and literature in English radical religion, 1640-1660

Perfection proclaimed: language and literature in English radical religion, 1640-1660

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Perfection proclaimed: language and literature in English radical religion, 1640-1660
Title
Perfection proclaimed: language and literature in English radical religion, 1640-1660
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This compelling study traces the development of radical religious literature between 1640 and 1660 and offers a reorientation of how the sects are seen to rest in history. Introducing new evidence on religious individuals and groups, Smith argues that there are continuities between radicalism and the rest of mid-17th-century English society. He explores in detail such topics as the experiential and prophetic narratives in the "gathered churches," the centrality of the recounting of dreams and visions especially in the writings of women prophets, the reaction of radical Puritans to mystical and occult writings, and the theory and practice of radical religious language
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UkLiU
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1958-
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Smith, Nigel
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Language and languages
  • Religious literature, English
  • Dissenters, Religious
  • English language
  • Radicalism
  • Puritans
  • Puritan movements in literature
  • Protestantism and literature
  • Radicalism in literature
  • England
Label
Perfection proclaimed: language and literature in English radical religion, 1640-1660
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sense of self : from Saints to Quakers. Prophecy, experience, and the presentation of the self ; Dreams and visions -- The culture of illumination. The translations of John Everard and Giles Randall : Theologia Germanica, Sebastian Franck, Nicholas of Cusa, and Benet of Canfield ; The writings of Hendrik Niclaes and the family of love in the Interregnum ; Jacob Boehme and the sects -- The theory and practice of radical religious language. 'Chambers of imagery' ; Theories of divine signification ; From rhetoric to style
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780198128793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Perfection proclaimed: language and literature in English radical religion, 1640-1660
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sense of self : from Saints to Quakers. Prophecy, experience, and the presentation of the self ; Dreams and visions -- The culture of illumination. The translations of John Everard and Giles Randall : Theologia Germanica, Sebastian Franck, Nicholas of Cusa, and Benet of Canfield ; The writings of Hendrik Niclaes and the family of love in the Interregnum ; Jacob Boehme and the sects -- The theory and practice of radical religious language. 'Chambers of imagery' ; Theories of divine signification ; From rhetoric to style
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780198128793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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