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Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Dennis Austin Britton
Format
Book
Published
New York : Fordham University Press, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780823257140, 0823257142
Summary
"Examines early modern English literary representations of Jews and Muslims converting to Christianity alongside English translations of Calvin's writings, polemical writings, treaties on the sacraments, catechisms, and sermons. Demonstrates that the development of a theology of race in post-Reformation England helped resolved doctrinal controversies about baptism"--
Contents
  • Introduction: Not Turning the Ethiope White
  • 1. "The Baptiz'd Race"
  • 2. Ovidian Baptism in Book 2 of The Faerie Queene
  • 3. Infidel Texts and Errant Sexuality: Translation, Reading, and Conversion in Harington's Orlando Furioso
  • 4. Transformative and Restorative Romance: Re-'turning' Othello and the Location of Christian Identity
  • 5. Reproducing Christians: Salvation, Race, and Gender on the Early Modern English Stage
  • Afterword: A Political Afterlife of a Theology of Race and Conversion.
Description
xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-251) and index.
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