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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As a result , swearing on Diana ' s altar means promising chastity , flying from it
means committing to a sexual life . Mars , described by Hotspur as sitting on his
own altar ( 1H4 4 . 1 . 116 – 17 ) , promises imminent bloodshed ; being ' by Mar '
When used seriously , which is about half the time in Shakespeare , this means
likely to deserve damnation . Donne calls ' why ' ( 6 : 188 ) ' a Damnable
Monosillable , . . . because it questions God ' s goodness , wisdom , and power .
Becon , 2 ...
He means , of course , something like ' damnation ' . ... Though ' evil ' can mean
merely ' bad ' or ' wrong ' , it often carries theological weight in Shakespeare ,
suggesting actions which stem from some unholy alliance with the evil one ' ,