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The Puritan Dialectic of Law and Grace in "Bartholomew Fair"

Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair (1614) suggests the need for a balance between too much and too little law and between too much and too little discrimination. The historical context of Puritanism, with its emphasis on both grace and disciplined belief, lies at the heart of the play's dialectic;... Full description

1st Person: McAdam, Ian
Source: in Studies in English literature 1500-1900 : SEL Vol. 46, No. 2 (2006), p. 415-433
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2006
Keywords: research-article
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