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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similarly translates Cardinal Pole on the battaile whiche remaineth with the flesh ,
with the worlde , and with the divel ' ( 1569 ) , sig . 23 ' . FLESH ( A & B ) In a
Lutheran ( and a Pauline ) context , the ' works of the flesh ' can refer to the ...
94 ) announces Feste ' s change back from the role of Malvolio ' s fool to the role
of his curate ; Mistress Quickly refers similarly to ' Master Dumbe , our minister ' (
2H4 2 . 4 . 88 ) . ( C ) Grindal ( 1843 ) , 159 , Item 7 , uses the v . and the sb ...
175 ) could mean that Helena ' s speaking reveals her own blessed spirit , or that
some supernatural spirit ( spirit ' ) is speaking through her ; similarly , Paulina
may wish Perdita a strong mind or a more competent guardian angel when she ...