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The Resource Gifts and graces : prayer, poetry, and polemic from Lancelot Andrewes to John Bunyan, David Gay

Gifts and graces : prayer, poetry, and polemic from Lancelot Andrewes to John Bunyan, David Gay

Label
Gifts and graces : prayer, poetry, and polemic from Lancelot Andrewes to John Bunyan
Title
Gifts and graces
Title remainder
prayer, poetry, and polemic from Lancelot Andrewes to John Bunyan
Statement of responsibility
David Gay
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Prayer divided seventeenth-century England. Anglican Conformists such as Lancelot Andrewes and Jeremy Taylor upheld set forms of prayer in the Book of Common Prayer, a book designed to unite the nation in worship. Puritan Reformers and Dissenters such as John Milton and John Bunyan rejected the prayer book and advocated for extemporaneous or free prayer. In 1645, the mainly Puritan Long Parliament proscribed the Book of Common Prayer and dismantled the Anglican Church in the midst of civil war. This led Anglican poets and liturgists to defend their tradition with energy and erudition in print. In 1662, with monarchy restored, the mainly Anglican Cavalier Parliament reinstated the Church and its prayer book to impose religious uniformity. This galvanized English Nonconformity and Dissent and gave rise to a vibrant literary counter-tradition. Addressing this fascinating history, David Gay examines competing claims to spiritual gifts and graces in polemical texts and their influence on prayer and poetry. Amid the contention of differing voices, the disputed connection of poetry and prayer, imagination and religion, emerges as a central tension in early modern literature and culture."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1955-
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Gay, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • English literature
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Prayer
  • Religion and literature
  • Polemics in literature
  • Prayer in literature
  • Andrewes, Lancelot
  • Herbert, George
  • Vaughan, Henry
  • Taylor, Jeremy
  • Milton, John
  • Bunyan, John
Label
Gifts and graces : prayer, poetry, and polemic from Lancelot Andrewes to John Bunyan, David Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lancelot Andrewes and George Herbert: The Word of Charity -- Jeremy Taylor and Henry Vaughan: The Stock of Nature and Art -- John Milton (1634-1650): The Spirit of Utterance -- John Milton (1650-1674): The Spirit of Prayer -- John Bunyan: The Nameless Terrible Instrument
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ybp99987316702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9781487531928
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kcj039
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Gifts and graces : prayer, poetry, and polemic from Lancelot Andrewes to John Bunyan, David Gay
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lancelot Andrewes and George Herbert: The Word of Charity -- Jeremy Taylor and Henry Vaughan: The Stock of Nature and Art -- John Milton (1634-1650): The Spirit of Utterance -- John Milton (1650-1674): The Spirit of Prayer -- John Bunyan: The Nameless Terrible Instrument
Control code
ybp99987316702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9781487531928
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kcj039
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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