Shakespeare's Religious Language: A Dictionary
Religious issues and religious discourse were vastly important in the sixteenth and seventeenth century and religious language is key to an understanding of Shakespeare's plays and poems. This dictionary discusses just over 1000 words and names in Shakespeare's works that have some religious denotation or connotation. Its unique word-by-word approach allows equal consideration of the full religious nuance of each of these words, from 'abbess' to 'zeal'. It also gradually reveals the persistence, the variety, and the sophistication of Shakespeare's religious usage.
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PURITAN ( A ) A member of the Anglican communion who preferred reforming or
purifying it of what he or she considered its Catholic errors and excesses of
theology , church polity , and worship to forming a separatist denomination or
SCRIPTURE James . . . put the burden of proof on the Puritans . ... The comical
Puritan figure Ananias in Ben Jonson ' s The Alchemist assures the conning
alchemists ' I make no scruple ' , indicating the willingness of his sect to take and
UNCLEAN ( A ) Sinful , sometimes with a particularly religious slant that can
include echoes of represented Puritan usage ... in his expansive euphuism like
the outraged moral eloquence of the Puritans that Prince Hal and Falstaff parody
in 1 .