Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 348 pages
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This book revisits the question of Shakespeare and religion by focusing on the conjunction of faith and scepticism in his writing. Cox argues that the relationship between faith and scepticism is not an invented conjunction. The recognition of the history of faith and scepticism in the sixteenth century illuminates a tradition that Shakespeare inherited and represented more subtly and effectively than any other writer of his generation.
  

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Contents

Skepticism and Suspicion in Sixteenthcentury England
1
GENRE
31
Comic Faith
33
Tragic Grace
65
History and Guilt
97
IDEA
129
Politics
131
Ethics
161
Esthetics Epistemology Ontology
195
Shakespeare and the French Epistemologists
227
Notes
251
Works Cited
317
Index
333
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John D. Cox is the DuMez Professor of English at Hope College.

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