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Title: Complex conformity : the use of religious imagery metaphor and language in the work of Christopher Marlowe
Author: Manson-Brailsford, Andrew H.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3618 4137
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2008
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Much has been written about Christopher Marlowe and his religious affiliations or lack of them. Some of this has been based on particular interpretations of the external circumstances of his life and death. This thesis has re-evaluated his protestant education, and his early church background, to see if there are any indications of his rebelling against them, or whether he conformed to that Protestant teaching, and indeed promoted it in his work. The thesis then looks at the religious imagery, metaphors and language which were available to Marlowe in his Elizabethan context, in particular, at the structure which religion provided to describe the universe, and the mechanisms by which an individual might be guided through the earthly life, avoiding hell, and gaining heaven.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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