The literature of the Arminian controversy : religion, politics and the stage in the Dutch Republic / Freya Sierhuis
- Sierhuis, Freya
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Church at the Crossroads: The Reformed in the Dutch Republic -- 1.1.The Dutch Reformed Church in the Sixteenth Century -- 1.2.The Debate on Liberty of Conscience -- 1.3.The Development of Arminianism -- 2.Poets, Playwrights, and Pamphleteers during the Arminian Controversy -- 2.1.The Advent of Controversy: From the Remonstrance to the Ordinum pietas (1613) -- 2.2.Grotius's Ordinum Hollandiae AC Westfrisiae pietas -- 2.3.Appropriating Erasmus: The Polarization of `Consensus' -- 2.4.The Academy and the Alehouse: The Development of Anti-Calvinist Satire -- 3.Poets on the Offensive: Coster's Academy and the Staging of Iphigenia -- 3.1.Religious Controversy and Cultural Innovation: Coster and the Founding of the Nederduytsche Academy -- 3.2.Iphigenia and Anti-Calvinist Polemics -- 3.3.Iphigenia and Remonstrant Ecclesiology: The Example of the Respublica Hebraeorum -- 3.4.Natural Law or Natural Theology? -- 3.5.Iphigenia and Urban Politics: 1617 -- 4.The Spectre of Civil War: Literary Reactions to the Death of Oldenbarnevelt -- 4.1.Public Opinion in the `Year of Violence' -- 4.2.The Tragedy of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt: Trial and Execution -- 4.3.`The Lord is an Avenger over those Who Oppress their Brethren': The Arminian Exiles and the Rhetoric of Persecution -- 4.4.Brutus to Holland: Vengeance and Tyrannicide -- 5.Victim Tragedy and Vengeance: Vondel's Palamedes (1625) -- 5.1.Silence and Censorship -- 5.2.`Vengeance, Political Factions, and Sanguinaria Consilia' -- 5.3.Masking and Unmasking: Machiavellian Plotting and the Liberties of the Land -- 5.4.The Destruction of the Temple: The Synod of Dort and the Death of Oldenbarnevelt -- 5.5.Palamedes Seeks Revenge: The Poet and the Persecutory Imagination -- 6.The Academy and the Arminian Controversy in the First Years of Frederik Hendrik's Stadtholderate -- 6.1.Controversy and the Popular Press at Amsterdam, 1626--30 -- 6.2.Haec Libertatis Ergo: Liberty of Conscience Revisited -- 6.3.Babel: The Academy's Rhymed Prize Contest.
- 'The Literature of the Arminian Controversy' highlights the importance of the Arminian Controversy (1609-1619) for the understanding of the literary and intellectual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Taking into account a wide array of sources, ranging from theological and juridical treatises, to pamphlets, plays and and libel poetry, it offers not only a deeper contextualisation of some of the most canonical works of the period, such as the works of DirckVolckertz. Coornhert, Hugo Grotius and Joost van den Vondel, but also invites the reader to rethink the way we view the relation between literature and theology in early modern culture.
- 9780191814037 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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