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The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Brian Cummings


This book examines the place of literature in the Reformation, considering both how arguments about biblical meaning and literary interpretation influenced the new theology, and how developments in theology in turn influenced literary practices. Part One focuses on Northern Europe, reconsidering the relationship between Renaissance humanism (especially Erasmus) and religious ideas (especially Luther). Parts Two and Three examine Tudor and early Stuart England. Part Two describes the rise of vernacular theology and Protestant culture in relation to fundamental changes in the understanding of th ... More

Keywords: Reformation literature, biblical meaning, literary interpretation, Northern Europe, Renaissance humanism, Erasmus, Luther, Tudor England, Stuart England, Protestant culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198187356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Cummings, author
Lecturer in English, University of Sussex
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