Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet

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E. Beatrice Batson
Baylor University Press, 2006 - 178 pages

This volume explores the influences of Catholicism and Protestantism in a trio of Shakespeare's tragedies: Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet. Bypassing the discussion of Shakespeare's personal religious beliefs, Batson instead focuses on distinct footprints left by Catholic and Protestant traditions that underlie and inform Shakespeare's artistic genius.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Metadrama in Hamlet and Macbeth Peter Milward SJ
1
Spenser and Shakespeare David Daniell
19
Chapter 3 The Problem of SelfLove in Shakespeares Tragedies and in Renaissance and Reformation Theology Robert Lanier Reid
35
Prayer and Providence in Macbeth Robert S Miola
57
Chapter 5 Hamlet and Protestant Aural Theater Grace Tiffany
73
Chapter 6 Providence in Julius Caesar John W Mahon
91
Chapter 7 Cobbling Souls in Shakespeares Julius Caesar Maurice Hunt
111
Notes
131
Bibliography
159
Contributors
175
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Beatrice Batson (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University) is Professor Emeritus of English at Wheaton College.

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