Table of contents for Martyrdom and literature in early modern England / Susannah Brietz Monta.

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Part I. Non poena sed causa: Martyrdom and the Hermeneutics of Controversy: 1. Controverting consciences
2. Too many brides: the interpretive community and ecclesiological controversy
3. Material witnesses
Part II. Conflicting Testimonies in the English Literary Imagination
4. En route to the New Jerusalem: martyrdom and religious allegory
5. When the truth hurts: suffering and religious confidence in Robert Southwell and John Donne
6. The polemics of conscience in the history play
7. Martyrdom, nostalgia, and political engagement
Conclusion: admiration and fear.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism, Martyrdom in literature, Christianity and literature England History 16th century, Christianity and literature England History 17th century, Christian martyrs England History 16th century, Christian martyrs England History 17th century, England Church history 16th century, England Church history 17th century, Christian martyrs in literature, Martyrdom Christianity