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Shakespeare's God
The Role of Religion in the Tragedies





ISBN 9780415612371
Published December 6, 2010 by Routledge
496 Pages

 
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First published in 1972.

Shakespeare's God investigates whether a religious interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedies is possible. The study places Christianity's commentary on the human condition side by side with what tragedy reveals about it. This pattern is identified using the writings of Christian thinkers from Augustine to the present day. The pattern in the chief phenomena of literary tragedy is also traced

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'A bold and learned book ' - Rupert Davies, Times Higher Education Supplement

' Its importance ranges far beyond Shakespeare. Don't miss it ' - Martin Jarrett-Kerr, Frontier