Readership: Students and scholars of Early Modern English literature; students and scholars of Early Modern European history.
David Loewenstein, Helen C. White Professor of English and the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Loewenstein is Helen C. White Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. His books include Representing Revolution in Milton and His Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism (CUP, 2001), which received the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award. He has co-edited The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley (Oxford University Press, 2009), and has edited John Milton, Prose: Major Writings on Liberty, Politics, Religion, and Education (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). With Thomas N. Corns, he is editing Paradise Lost
for The Complete Works of John Milton (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Part I: The Specter of Heresy and Religious Conflict in English Reformation Literary Culture
1: Religious Demonization, Anti-Heresy Polemic, and Thomas More
2: Anne Askew and the Culture of Heresy Hunting in Henry VIII's England
3: Burning Heretics and Fashioning Martyrs: Religious Violence in John Foxe and Reformation England
4: The Specter of Heretics in Later Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing
Part II: The War against Heresy in Milton's England
5: The Specter of Heresy and Blasphemy in the English Revolution: From Heresiographers to the Spectacle of James Nayler
6: The Specter of Heresy and the Struggle for Toleration: John Goodwin, William Walwyn, and Richard Overton
7: John Milton: Toleration and "Fantastic Terrors of Sect and Schism"
8: Fears of Heresy, Blasphemy, and Religious Schism in Milton's Culture and Paradise Lost
Epilogue: Making Heretics and Bunyan's Vanity Fair