Confessions of Faith in Early Modern England

In speeches, political pamphlets, and other works of religious controversy, writers from the reign of James I to that of James II unexpectedly erupt into autobiography. Brooke Conti positions these texts as products of the era's tense political climate.

Confessions of Faith in Early Modern England

Brooke Conti

2014 | 240 pages | Cloth $55.00
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Table of Contents

Note on Spelling and Punctuation
Introduction. Controversy and Autobiography

PART I. OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE
Chapter 1. James VI and I and the Autobiographical Double Bind
Chapter 2. Conversion and Confession in Donne's Prose

PART II. PERSONAL CREDOS
Chapter 3. Milton and Autobiography in Crisis
Chapter 4. Thomas Browne's Uneasy Confession of Faith

PART III. LOYAL DISSENTS?
Chapter 5. John Bunyan's Double Autobiography
Chapter 6. James II and the End of the Confession of Faith

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments