Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England

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"Common Prayer" explores the relationship between prayer and poetry in the century following the Protestant Reformation. Ramie Targoff challenges the conventional and largely misleading distinctions between the ritualized world of Catholicism and the more individualistic focus of Protestantism. Early modern England, she demonstrates, was characterized less by the triumph of religious interiority than by efforts to shape public forms of devotion. This provocatively revisionist argument will have major implications for early ...

Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226789682

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Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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