By Shakespeare, William; Hassel, R. Chris
Religious concerns and spiritual discourse have been enormously very important within the 16th and 17th century and spiritual language is essential to an figuring out of Shakespeare's performs and poems. This dictionary discusses simply over a thousand phrases and names in Shakespeare's works that experience a few spiritual denotation or connotation. Its particular word-by-word method permits equivalent attention of the whole non secular nuance of every of those phrases, from 'abbess' to 'zeal'. It additionally progressively finds the patience, the diversity, and the sophistication of Shakespeare's non secular usage.
Frequent consciousness is given to the prominence of Reformation controversy in those phrases, and to Shakespeare's usually inventive and playful metaphoric utilization of them. Theological and non secular commonplaces additionally suppose an immense position within the dictionary, as do overt references to biblical figures, biblical tales and biblical place-names; biblical allusions; church figures and saints.
Entries contain: angel, baptism, catechism, move, death's-head, satan, equivocation, evil, idiot, Saint George, GOd, grace, heaven, idolatry, Jove, Lutheran, benefit, Navarre, obsequy, Pope, pray, reform/reformation, sanctify, scripture, sin, soul, troth, unction, vice, and York.