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Reformation FictionsPolemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England$
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Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199604692

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.001.0001

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Tudor Precursors

Tudor Precursors

(p.30) III Tudor Precursors
Reformation Fictions

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

Oxford University Press

This chapter takes nine dialogues published in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I, and determines the extent of their influence on the Elizabethan publications. We meet Hans Sachs, William Turner, and John Bale. The chapter concludes that while certain literary topoi die out over time, the basic cast of a foolish, bible‐phobic cleric and a biblically enlightened layman, and its concomitant satire — inspired by Anthony Scoloker's translation of Hans Sachs — was still very much alive in the Elizabethan publications. If the Mass and its central rite the Eucharist were concerns particular to the Edwardian dialogues, dismay at the unenlightened populace and a call for a fully reformed ministry, first voiced in the Henrician pieces, would be reiterated time and again throughout Elizabeth's reign.

Keywords:   early evangelical dialogues, anticlerical satire, Erasmian reformism, Lutheranism, sola scriptura, the Mass, the Eucharist, Hans Sachs, William Turner, John Bale

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