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Biblical women in early modern literary culture, 1550-1700 : 1550-1700.

Brownlee, Victoria. (Author). Gallagher, Laura. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History > 16th century.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History > 17th century.
Bible.
Women in the Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781526110633
  • ISBN: 1526110636
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
  • Publisher: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2016.

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General Note: 14. Afterword: Dympna CallaghanIndex.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Biblical women in early modern literary culture 1550-1700: Edited by Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Discovering biblical women in early modern literary culture, 1550-1700: Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher; PART I: Women and feminine archetypes of the Old Testament; 2. Overview: Reading Old Testament women in early modern England, 1550-1700: Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher.
3. A 'Paraditian Creature': Eve and her unsuspecting garden in seventeenth-century literature: Elizabeth Hodgson4. Christian liberty and female rule: exegesis and political controversy in the 1550s: Adrian Streete; 5. Wives, fears and foreskins: early modern reproach of Zipporah and Michal: Michele Osherow; 6. The politics of female supplication in the Book of Esther: Alison Thorne; 7 Gender and the inculcation of virtue: the Book of Proverbs in action: Danielle Clarke; PART II: Women and feminine archetypes of the New Testament.
8. Overview: Reading New Testament women in early modern England, 1550-1700: Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher9. Christ's tears and maternal cannibalism in early modern London: Beatrice Groves; 10. Mary of recusants and reform: literary memory and defloration: Thomas Rist; 11. Stabat Mater Dolorosa: imagining Mary's grief at the cross: Laura Gallagher; 12. St Helena of Britain in the land of the Magdalene: All's Well That Ends Well: Lisa Hopkins; 13. Imagining the enemy: Protestant readings of the Whore of Babylon in early modern England, c.1580-1625: Victoria Brownlee.
Summary: At once pervasive and marginal, appealing and repellent, exemplary and atypical, the women of the Bible provoke an assortment of readings across early modern literature. Biblical women in early modern literary culture, 1550-1700 draws attention to the complex ways in which biblical women's narratives could be reimagined for a variety of rhetorical and religious purposes. Considering a confessionally diverse range of writers, working across a variety of genres, this volume reveals how women from the Old and New Testaments exhibit an ideological power that frequently exceeds, both in scope and s.
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