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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Andrewes , for example , calls abstinence ' an act or fruit of repentance ' and ' an
act of humiliation , to humble the soul ( 1 : 380 ; cf . 5 : 341 ) . Holofernes correctly
diagnoses a spiritual fault in the lords that only their enactment of the ladies ...
In contrast , when Eleanor calls the Cardinal ' impious ' and ' false priest ' ( 2H6 2 .
4 . 53 ) because he has betrayed her husband Humphrey Duke of Gloucester ,
she is using religious words to express a sense of personal betrayal .
3 . 28 – 9 ) . Having just denied ' covetous [ ness ) for gold ' and ' garments ' , he
wonders if ' coveting ' applies to abstract as well as tangible things . 2 . Adultery .
The Abbess calls adultery ' unlawful love ' and describes it as ' A sin prevailing ...