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By David Loewenstein,John Marshall

This interdisciplinary quantity of essays brings jointly a staff of top early sleek historians and literary students so as to study the altering conceptions, personality, and condemnation of 'heresy' in 16th- and seventeenth-century England. Definitions of 'heresy' and 'heretics' have been the topic of heated controversies in England from the English Reformation to the tip of the 17th century. those essays light up the numerous literary concerns considering either protecting and demonising heretical ideals, together with the contested hermeneutic techniques utilized to the translation of the Bible, and so they research how debates over heresy influenced the expanding articulation of arguments for non secular toleration in England. providing clean views on John Milton, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and others, this quantity might be of curiosity to all literary, spiritual and political historians engaged on early sleek English culture.

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