Spiritual concerns and discourse are key to an knowing of Shakespeare's performs and poems. This dictionary discusses over one thousand phrases and names in Shakespeare's works that experience a spiritual connotation. Its designated word-by-word technique permits equivalent attention of the whole nuance of every of those phrases, from 'abbess' to 'zeal'. It additionally steadily unearths the endurance, the range, and the sophistication of Shakespeare's spiritual utilization.

widespread recognition is given to the prominence of Reformation controversy in those phrases, and to Shakespeare's frequently inventive and playful metaphoric utilization of them. Theological commonplaces suppose a big position within the dictionary, as do overt references to biblical figures, biblical tales and biblical place-names; biblical allusions; church figures and saints.

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