“Framed in Righteousness”: Poetry, imagination and edification in early modern England 1530-1630

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dc.contributor.advisor Bishop, T en
dc.contributor.advisor Tomlinson, S en
dc.contributor.advisor Thompson, N en
dc.contributor.author Fox, John en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-11T21:44:53Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation 2015 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28800 en
dc.description.abstract My thesis attempts to trace the theological language of building (“edification”) from its use by Thomas Cranmer and other English reformers through the maelstrom of the English reformation from 1530-1630. I argue that the language of edification, with its emphasis on communitarian re-formation and the transformative effects of an encounter with truth, offers a new way of seeing the vocation of the Protestant poet within the imaginative and spiritual conflicts that shaped the English reformation. I trace the language from its origins in Pauline thought to the English reformers, and from them to the poets and writers who internalised their vision of Pauline Commonwealth: Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, George Herbert and John Donne. Arguing that edification enables both deconstructive and reconstitutive kinds of reform, I examine the imagined role of poetry in that process of “rebuilding” the person, and the differing responses to, and re-imaginations of the notion of rebuilding. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264893808302091 en
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dc.title “Framed in Righteousness”: Poetry, imagination and edification in early modern England 1530-1630 en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline English en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author en
pubs.elements-id 527591 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-05-12 en

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