McGrath, Patrick J.
Early Modern Asceticism
Literature, Religion, and Austerity in the English Renaissance
Aims and Scope
Challenging contemporary perceptions of the ascetic in the early modern period, this book explores asceticism as a vital site of religious conflict and literary creativity, rather than merely a vestige of a medieval past.
- 248 pages
- UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS
- Early modern literature;religion;Renaissance;Reformation;body/soul;self;self-denial;poetry;asceticism;early modern literature;the body;Donne;Milton;Marvell;Bunyan;austerity
- College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;
"Patrick J. McGrath explores the surprisingly varied ways that asceticism persisted after the Reformation; one of the pleasures of this project is the way it upends assumptions about how asceticism persists and who might be attracted to it."