Shakespeare and the Mystery of God's Judgments Paperback

by Robert G Hunter;

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Shakespeare and the Mystery of God's Judgments

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Robert G. Hunter maintains that the impact of the Protestant Reformation on the Elizabethan mind was in great part responsible for the emergence of the outstanding tragedies of the age. Luther and Calvin caused men to ask how God can be just if man is not free, and Shakespeare's greatest tragedies confront the vexing problems posed by these altered conceptions of man's freedom of will and God's providential control of natural circumstance. Shakespeare's audiences were not single-minded. He wrote for semi-Pelagians, Augustinians, Calvinists, and men and women who did not know what to think. Confl icting certainties, doubts, and uncertainties were his raw material, both within his mind and the minds of the audience. Hunter shows how Shakespeare uses the major attitudes toward God's judgment in creating" Richard III," "Hamlet," "Othello," "Macbeth," and" King Lear." He notes that Shakespeare's different viewpoints are the heart of the tragedies themselves. Even after Shakespeare's imaginative considerations of the mysteries, the tragedies seem to consistently provide questions rather than answers, and what they inspire in their beholders is more likely to be doubt than faith.

Shakespeare and the Mystery of God's Judgments by Robert G Hunter was published by University of Georgia Press in March 2011. The ISBN for Shakespeare and the Mystery of God's Judgments is 9780820338545.

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Details for Shakespeare and the Mystery of God's Judgments

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press (March 2011)
Number of Pages216
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4251838
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