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Marlowes Literary Scepticism: Politic Religion and Post-Reformation Polemic Chloe Preedy

Marlowes Literary Scepticism: Politic Religion and Post-Reformation Polemic

Chloe Preedy

Published October 10th 2014
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256 pages
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Marlowes Literary Scepticism re-evaluates the representation of religion in Christopher Marlowes plays and poems, demonstrating the extent to which his literary engagement with questions of belief was shaped by the virulent polemical debates thatMoreMarlowes Literary Scepticism re-evaluates the representation of religion in Christopher Marlowes plays and poems, demonstrating the extent to which his literary engagement with questions of belief was shaped by the virulent polemical debates that raged in post-Reformation Europe. Offering new readings of under-studied works such as the poetic translations and a fresh perspective on well-known plays such as Doctor Faustus, this book focuses on Marlowes depiction of the religious frauds denounced by his contemporaries. It identifies Marlowe as one of the earliest writers to acknowledge the practical value of religious hypocrisy, and a pivotal figure in the history of scepticism.