Hamlet, Protestantism, and the Mourning of Contingency: Not to be

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - 246 sivua
Building on current scholarly interest in the religious dimensions of the play, this study shows how Shakespeare uses Hamlet to comment on the Calvinistic Protestantism predominant around 1600. By considering the play's inner workings against the religious ideas of its time, John Curran explores how Shakespeare portrays in this work a completely deterministic universe in the Calvinist mode, and, Curran argues, exposes the disturbing aspects of Calvinism while mourning the loss of Catholic notions of contingency.

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The Loss of Contingency
1
2 The Be the Eucharist and the Logic of Protestantism
18
3 Purgatory and the Value of Time
65
4 The Theater of Merit
103
5 Chastity and the Strumpet Fortune
155
6 The Be Protestantism and Silence
201
Bibliography
219
Index
243
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John E. Curran, Jr., is Associate Professor of English at Marquette University, USA.

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