Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith

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Overview

Seeming Knowledgerevisits the question of Shakespeare and religion by focusing on the conjunction of faith and skepticism in Shakespeare's writing. Cox argues that the relationship between faith and skepticism is not an invented conjunction. The recognition of the history of faith and skepticism in the sixteenth century illuminates a tradition that Shakespeare inherited and represented more subtly and effectively than any other writer of his generation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932792959
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Studies in Christianity and Literature
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments     xi
Skepticism and Suspicion in Sixteenth-century England     1
Genre
Comic Faith     33
Tragic Grace     65
History and Guilt     97
Idea
Politics     131
Ethics     161
Esthetics, Epistemology, Ontology     195
Shakespeare and the French Epistemologists     227
Notes     251
Works Cited     317
Index     333
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